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's work to promote solar-friendly policies was featured in a national industry magazine. Solar Power World featured Policy & Partnerships Director Bonnie Frye Hemphill and CEO Reeves Clippard as part of the release of the country's top solar contractors. A&R has worked with other installers in Washington and Oregon to pass such legislation as the Solar Jobs Bill and Solar...

Thanks to the 100% Clean Electricity Act passed in 2019, sales tax has been removed from most typical residential solar energy systems. For the average customer, that means savings of around 10 percent. Systems 100kW and under installed after July 1, 2019 will not be subject to sales tax. A typical residential system is around 10kW. Larger commercial solar projects will also...

The number of solar customers in Washington who can own the power generated by their systems has just significantly increased. Net metering is an agreement between a solar home or business owner and the electrical utility. It allows solar customers to build up credits with their utilities during the summer like a savings account and then use them in the winter...

Around 20 A&R Solar employees took to the trails again on May 4, 2019 to help the Washington Trails Association with some much-needed cleanup and maintenance. This year, staff spent a sunny Saturday on the trails at Snoqualmie Lake hauling rocks, building a bridge structure, and filling in an eroded section of the trail with dirt. A&R Solar is an employee-owned B...

This northeast Portland home’s solar energy system will offset more than 95 percent of its energy consumption. The 6.84 kW system features (24) made-in-Oregon SolarWorld modules and two SMA inverters. ...

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...