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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...

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...

I don't imagine I'll have a chance to write much about today until the conference is over. I scored one of a limited number of seats in a session with Andy Black. Andy is CEO of OnGrid Solar. He is presenting on the complexities of financial analysis of solar across all various markets in the US. Presenting this information is no easy...

Give us a call. We’ll ask some questions about your home or business, and we can even give you a preliminary site analysis over the phone, using aerial imagery. We can talk about how solar might help you achieve your goals, and we’ll help you set a budget. Once we've gathered this basic information, we schedule a time to look at your...