We are very proud to be celebrating 25 years in business. Since 1998, The Solar Store has designed and installed solar hot water, solar pool heating, solar electric systems, and other environmentally sensitive and energy-efficient products. As an electrical and plumbing contractor licensed for both commercial and residential work, we have installed over 9,000 solar systems in southern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico. The total energy produced by these systems approaches 10.8 million kWh and represents an approximate savings of $1,200,000 to our customers.
In 1998, grid-tie solar systems were not available and most photovoltaics were used for off-grid installations. The majority of our work included installing solar thermal systems, solar hot water systems, and solar pool systems. At that time, there were no incentives or tax credits available for such additions. We spent much of our time working on older systems that were no longer under warranty or the installer was out of business – or both.
It wasn’t until 2003 that we saw the on-set of grid-tie photovoltaic systems. This is when the Solar Store teamed with The John Wesley Miller Companies on their Armory Park del Sol neighborhood southeast of Downtown Tucson. This neighborhood was designed to have 100 solar-powered homes, including passive solar hot water with tankless backup and at least 1500 watts of grid-tied photovoltaics. The project was eventually completed in 2013 and included two Net Zero homes. Since then, Solar Store has also worked with many other homebuilders in Southern Arizona to increase the adoption of solar energy in the new home market.
Although a lot has changed in the solar industry, the commitment and goals of The Solar Store have remained consistent:
We are looking forward to see what the next 25 years have to offer.
If you want to save more money on your annual energy costs, making the choice to go solar is an easy decision. As Southern Arizona’s one-stop-shop for all things solar, we give our customers the freedom of choice. From hybrid solutions to ground mounts, from carport structures to off-grid solar systems, we give our customers more choices than ever before. At The Solar Store, we are changing the way people consume energy – and we are proud to create a greener future for our community.
Though many people make the choice to install solar because of the undeniable potential annual savings, affordable financing options, and impressive tax incentives, there are other benefits to making the switch.
Not only is solar great for your pocketbook, but solar power is one of the most sustainable energy sources around. Choosing our Southern Arizona solar installation company means you get to do your own part to protect the environment, create a legacy, and support the local community. Our hours are Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM.
Are you ready to go solar? Do you have more questions first? No problem! We can have one of our highly trained representatives go to your residential or commercial location. Our certified technicians can work with you to design a customized solar system that suits your unique needs. We’ll even inspect your property to determine how much you can save by making the switch to solar power.
Receive a free consultation to discuss your energy needs, options we offer, and potential savings.
Our licensed technicians will provide installation, and you’ll begin saving money right away!
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