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Solar update by WPR’s Hope Kirwan

WPR's Newsmakers, May 3, 2018 Hope Kirwan met with Blaine Marcou from Aquilla Solar and representatives of Xcel and Dairyland Power to give an update on Wisconsin's renewable energy progress. Wisconsin will never compare to California and Arizona when it comes to solar power generation — the [...]

By |2018-05-24T10:53:14+00:00May 24th, 2018|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions, Solar Incentives & Programs|Comments Off on Solar update by WPR’s Hope Kirwan

Solar Panel Performance in Winter?

Did you know that parts of Minnesota get the same amount of sunlight as parts of Texas and Florida? The southern states see more cloudy days and storms that bring the Midwest pretty close to competing with the amount of sunlight they get. So why not cover the [...]

By |2018-04-16T13:31:14+00:00November 19th, 2017|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions|Comments Off on Solar Panel Performance in Winter?

The State of Solar in Minnesota

Yesterday, Aquilla Solar met Senator Mike Goggin, a Republican from Minnesota's District 21, and with Clean Energy Economy Minnesota(CEEM) about the state of solar in Minnesota and the 54,000 plus clean energy jobs that are supported by solar. The group discussed the future challenges and opportunities that solar manufacturing and installers face [...]

By |2017-09-06T14:17:51+00:00September 6th, 2017|Categories: About Us, Recent Solar News|Comments Off on The State of Solar in Minnesota

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

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 [...]

By |2017-07-31T11:51:24+00:00July 28th, 2017|Categories: About Us, Recent Solar News|Comments Off on #1 Solar Installer in SE Minnesota, #6 in the State

Insuring Your Solar System

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 [...]

By |2017-07-27T15:57:58+00:00July 27th, 2017|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions|Comments Off on Insuring Your Solar System

Maximizing Solar Power Production Through “Peak Clipping”

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 [...]

By |2018-05-26T20:05:34+00:00July 25th, 2017|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions|Comments Off on Maximizing Solar Power Production Through “Peak Clipping”

Understanding & Reducing “Demand” Charges

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 [...]

By |2017-09-14T11:34:07+00:00July 12th, 2017|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions|Comments Off on Understanding & Reducing “Demand” Charges

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

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 [...]

By |2017-08-10T12:23:09+00:00June 9th, 2017|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions|Comments Off on Making Sense of Your Solar Production: Where do the kWh’s go?

Are You a Minnesota Xcel Energy Customer? You Could Be Earning Solar*Rewards!

Do you qualify for the Xcel Solar*Rewards program? If you are a Minnesota Xcel customer and apply for the Solar*Rewards program through Aquilla you can have solar installed as early as this spring! Unlike the Made in Minnesota Solar Lottery, the Solar*Rewards has immediate funding at a first come first [...]

By |2017-04-30T20:20:13+00:00January 24th, 2017|Categories: Solar Incentives & Programs|Comments Off on Are You a Minnesota Xcel Energy Customer? You Could Be Earning Solar*Rewards!