From a small-town bar in Eastern Washington to a tribal health center in Pendleton, A&R Solar installed solar arrays on businesses, nonprofits, and government buildings across Washington and Oregon. We even placed the state's largest solar installation on a hospital, Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Here are a few of our commercial installations for 2017. ...

[addtoany buttons="facebook,twitter,google_plus"] At the end of each year, A&R Solar makes donations to nonprofits that our employee-owners have chosen (we now have 18 employee-owners!). To close out 2017, we wanted to add a little twist to our giving. While we are still donating to choices from our owners, we also asked our solar customers to recommend organizations in their communities. A&R installs solar...

[addtoany buttons="facebook,twitter,google_plus"] UPDATED: 12/06/2017 Interested to learn how solar works, especially here in the Pacific Northwest? Join A&R Solar and your neighbors to learn about solar in a fun, no pressure environment. Due to popular demand, we are holding another solar workshop in Duvall: Saturday, December 16th, 10am, at Studio Beju This event is FREE to attend! Please RSVP below as space is...

When people say they want to be off-grid, sometimes they mean they want solar to cover 100 percent of their electricity needs. Often, solar installers pair a battery storage unit like a Tesla Powerwall to store power from your system to use at night. Having all of your electrical needs provided by solar energy means that you are net zero. In...

We’ve received a number of inquiries from solar customers expressing confusion about the new state production incentive program that the Legislature passed this summer. We don’t have all of the details yet, but we've compiled what we do know. We will update this post as we learn more, so bookmark this page. The situation: The state Department of Revenue is transitioning management...

UPDATED: These workshops are completed. Interested to learn how solar works, especially here in Seattle? Join A&R Solar, Verity Credit Union, and your neighbors to learn about solar in a fun, no pressure environment. We will be holding Solar 101 workshops at three Seattle Verity locations: Thursday, Sept 21 at Verity's Wallingford Branch, 4545 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103, from 6-7:30 pm Tuesday,...

The Washington State Legislature has approved a new solar production incentive, enabling thousands more homeowners and businesses to go solar during the program’s eight-year timeline. Homeowners Here are the program's highlights: From now until June 2021, homeowners who install a grid-connected solar photovoltaic system can receive up to $5,000 per year for eight years. Your eight years start as soon as your...

The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), the regional wholesaler of federal hydropower, announced that it expects rates to increase 5.5 percent over the next two years. The BPA’s customers —there are more than 120 — primarily are electric utilities in the Northwest, which in turn sell the power to their customers. For example, Seattle City Light purchases about 40 percent of its...

We find that a lot of people are disappointed to learn that solar won’t offset all of their electricity costs. But they shouldn’t be. Only a fraction of people have the needed resources to offset 100 percent. Many of our customers fall in the 50-75 percent range. And plenty others only see 20-40 percent of their electricity offset by solar. Why is this?...