A&R Solar employees have once again named us one of the area's best places to work in the Puget Sound Business Journal's 2021 Best Workplaces program. PSBJ surveys employees on different areas such as benefits and culture. Seventy percent of our eligible staff needed to respond for us to qualify. We're humbled that our employees honored us with this recognition, especially given...

Like the rest of the world, we all faced challenges over the past year. However, we recognize that we are fortunate to have great jobs in a growing and increasingly important industry. Our employees recognize that and have chosen to donate their time and talents to causes in Oregon and Washington that are important to them. Here are some of...

We saw an article out of Oregon about a woman who had a visitor at her door trying to sell her solar. The man claimed to be from her utility but couldn't produce any identification to prove it. We can understand her uneasiness--a stranger at her door, showing up uninvited during a pandemic. And then being cagey about who he works...

There's not much more that can be said about 2020 than hasn't already been said. It was a challenging year. We are grateful for so many things. Our families. Employees. Customers. Communities. Each year, we set aside a portion of our revenue to donate back into our communities. As a B Corporation and Social Purpose Corporation, this is in our DNA....

Jan. 1, 2021. Great news! The recent federal stimulus package passed by Congress includes an extension of renewable tax credits. The federal solar tax credit (known as the ITC) was extended for an additional two years. This means that you'll receive a tax credit of 26% of your system's cost in 2021 and 2022 and 22% in 2023. A tax credit...

A&R Solar is following social distancing regulations in both Washington and Oregon, as well as published guidelines from the CDC and OSHA. That means that we’ve had to change the way we operate. As these requirements shift over the next weeks and months, we’ll be adapting and keeping health and safety front of mind. Here’s how we are exercising an abundance...

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At the end of each year we ask our employee owners and customers to name nonprofit organizations that make a difference in their neighborhoods and cities. Then we write some checks. A lot of them. These donations are on top of the sponsorships to solar and clean energy organizations that we work shoulder to shoulder with during the year. We always receive...

The federal solar tax credit will be stepping down over the next few years, and home and business owners should move quickly to take advantage of the savings. For homeowners, this means the system must have passed inspection by December 31 of each year to receive that year's tax credit. Simply having the panels installed does not qualify the system. The...

As Seattle prepares for the climate strike, the Seattle City Council has made it easier for large solar projects to be installed in Seattle City Light territory. The ordinance, which passed unanimously earlier this month, creates a streamlined way for businesses, nonprofits, and government entities with high energy usage to install solar. Until now, large solar projects had to enter a custom...