1/1/2020 UPDATE! We're planning some new webinar options, so check back! Whether you are just learning about solar or are interested in taking a deeper dive, we have you covered. These are free webinars that you can watch while you grab lunch. A&R Solar is licensed to work in Washington and Oregon, but anyone who is interested in learning about these...

UPDATED: A&R Solar is a Tesla Powerwall Certified Installer in Washington and Oregon. Learn more about Powerwall and battery storage. Tesla created a frenzy in the renewable energy market when it announced its first two energy storage products in 2015. The Powerwall 2 have been piloted in a few select areas in the United States but has yet to become widely available. However,...

UPDATED: A&R Solar is a Tesla Powerwall Certified Installer in Washington and Oregon. Learn more about Powerwall and battery storage. Tesla Motors’ announced its rechargeable lithium-ion battery product called Powerwall in April, and solar customers and industry insiders haven’t stopping talking about it. For a product that isn’t even available to the broader public yet, we get asked about it on a weekly basis. Simply...

Meet David! A microbiologist by profession and a self-proclaimed environmental activist by experience, David has centered his life around planet conscious living. A few years ago he took that effort into his home. It started with an exhaustive 6 month search for the perfect house to go solar in! (We really like that part!) Once he found the home the first move was...

I got started in my solar career back in 2005. There wasn't much of a solar industry at all, it was just getting started. Solar provided some homes in Washington “alternative energy” because there was no grid for them to connect to.  For these few people hauling fuel to their cabin or island home was too difficult or expensive. Even back...

There is a growing trend in our global society to look towards renewable energy sources to increase our energy security by diversifying away from conventional fossil sources. There are great benefits to all of the renewable technologies—biomass, wind, wave, and solar to name a few—including free or cheap fuel sources, few or no emissions, and positive environmental impacts. One of the problems...

SunPower in a press release today announced that they are launching their "X-Series" family of solar panels.  The new line of SunPower solar panels achieve record breaking efficiencies of 21.5 percent. Designed for the residential market, these solar panels will allow homeowners to maximize their energy production on their projects.  The X-Series family will produce more energy and more reliably than...

I am still not sure how I feel about the Solar Roadways project, but it is certainly an interesting idea. Personally, I question if putting solar panels directly on the road makes as much sense as putting them on the side of the road. After all, solar panels are extremely sensitive to shade, and automobiles aren’t exactly transparent. And then...

Switzerland (Reuters) - A giant glider-like aircraft has completed the first night flight propelled only by solar energy, organizers said on Thursday.Solar Impulse, whose wingspan is the same as an Airbus A340, flew 26 hours and 9 minutes, powered only by solar energy stored during the day. It was also the longest and highest flight in the history of solar...

Oregon's SolarWorld is the first PV manufacturer to offer a linear performance guarantee on all modules installed as of 2010. The new approach guarantees first-year operation at a minimum of 97 percent of nominal rated output, and from the second year of operation warrants that output will not decline by more than 0.7 percent per year. After 25 years of...