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July 2017

#1 Solar Installer in SE Minnesota, #6 in the State

By | 2017-07-31T11:51:24+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Categories: About Us, Recent Solar News|

We are excited to hear that Aquilla Solar ranked as the #6 in Minnesota in Solar Power World Magazine's 2017 Top Solar Contractors list for the amount of solar installed, and #1 in South East Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.  Aquilla also made the top 500 in country at #434! It's hard to [...]

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Insuring Your Solar System

By | 2017-07-27T15:57:58+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions|

Your solar PV system is finally ready to install, and it’s time to look at insurance. We can offer suggestions, but ultimately it is up to you and your agent to choose what you feel is an acceptable level of insurance for your system. Your agent will be able to [...]

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Maximizing Solar Power Production Through “Peak Clipping”

By | 2017-07-25T12:34:56+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions|

What is "peak clipping"? The inverters control the total kilowatts that a system produces regardless of the total power production of the solar panels. When the combined (DC) wattage exceeds the rating of the inverter, it creates “peak clipping”. For example, you might have two 320 [...]

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Understanding & Reducing “Demand” Charges

By | 2017-09-14T11:34:07+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions|

What Is A "Demand" Charge? Do you have a demand charge on your business utility bill? Do you know what it is? Any business that uses a fair amount of power, or has large equipment that draws a lot of power at once, probably has [...]

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June 2017

Sparta Group Buy Program

By | 2017-07-25T11:58:14+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Categories: Events, Recent Solar News, Solar Incentives & Programs|

Join us for the Sparta area solar group buy program meeting. This is open to the public for anyone that is thinking about solar for their residence or business. The savings on a typical residential solar 10 kW system starts out at $1,500 and can grow depending on how many [...]

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Making Sense of Your Solar Production: Where do the kWh’s go?

By | 2017-08-10T12:23:09+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions|

Keeping track of your kilowatt hours Now that your solar system is producing, you might be wondering how the power flows from your panels and on to the grid. The most common questions we get are about tracking the kilowatt hours produced, why the numbers from Xcel Energy do [...]

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Onalaska/Holmen Solar Group Buy

By | 2017-09-05T13:15:33+00:00 June 3rd, 2017|Categories: Recent Solar News, Solar Incentives & Programs|

Onalaska & Holmen Area Solar Group Buy Program In the spring of 2017, Aquilla Solar and The Town of Holland (Onalaska/Holmen area) entered into a solar group buy agreement. This agreement brings the buying power of multiple solar installations at one time to get the maximum discount through bulk material [...]

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La Crosse, WI Aquilla Office Now Open

By | 2017-07-25T11:58:41+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Categories: About Us, Recent Solar News|

The La Crosse sales and support office opened this Spring in the LAXprint building at 146 Rose Street. This provides our customers in the La Crescent and Western Wisconsin area a place to come by if they have questions or need to pick up or drop [...]

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April 2017

Kellogg Family Welcomes Made in Minnesota Aquilla Solar panels to their Home

By | 2017-07-25T11:58:47+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Categories: About Us, Our Projects, Recent Solar News|

Ron and Kathy Gray, front right, along with (left to right) their daughter Miranda, son-in-law Scott, and grandchildren Murdock and Gwendolyn, pose with their rooftop solar energy system. Llamas from their family business join in the fun. Reprinted from The Minnesota Department of Commerce solar success stories newsletter. [...]

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July 2016

Utility-Owned Solar Controversy

By | 2017-07-06T10:17:03+00:00 July 13th, 2016|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions, Solar Facts & Fun|

https://youtu.be/iwtQJFRvxb0 Why is utility-owned rooftop solar so controversial?  This video offers some good points on booth sides of the arguments for and against utility-owned solar power. Do you have a good roof for solar panels? What is the payback/breakeven of a solar installation? Some utility providers are offering participation in [...]

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