Building a solar-ready home

Our guide can help

If you are building a new home and considering adding solar and possibly a battery backup system, you’ll want to keep some things in mind. We’ve been working with homeowners, architects, and general contractors since we started our business in 2007, and we’re the region’s go-to contractor for new homes and remodels.

We’ve compiled a document for Washington State and Oregon residents that can serve as a guide through planning and construction.

The document outlines best practices such as:

  • Roof pitch and orientation
  • Preferred roofing materials
  • Roof obstacles such as skylights and vents
  • Square footage and costs
  • Electrical equipment
  • Conduit and wire runs
  • Main service panel
  • Energy storage for backup power
  • Ground mounted solar power systems

We offer this guide free to homeowners, architects, and general contractors. Just fill out the form below, and we’ll send you the link to the downloadable PDF.

Architects/General Contractors: A&R Solar has a course for CEU. Please fill out the form below to be notified about the next live offering (and get a free copy of our New Construction Guide).

Next Generation Smart Home Energy Solutions
The next generation of smart energy solutions are coming to market. We are field testing a totally integrated, future-ready platform that includes scaleable Solar PV, battery energy storage with advanced backup, EV Charging from excess solar and a growing list of connected smart home features to meet evolving needs (hot water heating, load activation.).


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