Solar panels weigh about 45 pounds each and measure just over three feet wide by five feet long. For the average home, we install 16-24 panels on the roof, depending on the size of the roof and electrical consumption. There are a couple of ways we get all of these panels on top of your house: a construction lift and...

We’re really proud that Solar Power World, a leading industry publication, has named A&R Solar the top solar contractor in Washington. Wow. A 24-contractor advisory board verified the number of installations each contractor completed, along with the total number of megawatts. The committee also received feedback SolarReviews, which maintains a performance-based quality accreditation for solar installers. A&R ranked first out of 13 solar...

If you have an old-school analog meter, it really will. When your PV system makes more power than your home uses, your electrical service meter reverses — you can watch it go backward. However, utilities have moved to digital metering. These will not give you the satisfaction of watching the meter spin backward, although the backward-pointing arrow on the digital display elicits...

As a member of our electrical crew, you will be helping us install solar energy systems for residential and commercial applications. We are looking for someone who is dedicated to their work and has a strong sense of pride in the quality of their craft.PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU ARE NOT: -Excellent at bending conduit.-Comfortable with heights, working on...

A&R Solar is a Seattle-based, employee-owned solar installation company seeking a solar designer to join our team. We have been installing solar for eight years and continue to grow quickly. As a part of the design team, you will be helping us design and estimate solar energy systems for residential and commercial applications. We are looking for someone who is...

The Puget Sound Business Journal has confirmed what we already knew—A&R Solar is a great place to work. Our company was named as a finalist for the newspaper’s 2015 Puget Sound Best Workplaces. Employees filled out an online survey, and our team scored us among the highest based on questions related to job satisfaction, relationships with their bosses, camaraderie with fellow...

Two community solar projects in Washington State will soon be up and running, offering residents in Clark and Benton counties an affordable green investment that will save them money on their power bills. A&R Solar is in the process of installing ground-mounted solar arrays in Kennewick and should be done soon. Work on the arrays in Vancouver began on June 1st...

This post was originally published by A&R Solar customer Nick Strauss on the Northwest Edible Life website. Read the full post here. We just passed the one year anniversary of our solar power system going live. How do things look after a full year? Pretty good. First some numbers, then let’s talk about how we got there. When A&R Solar installed our...