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Why Solar is Your Best Option for Renewable Energy in Winona, Wabasha, and La Crescent

Apply for your Solar*Rewards Today! There have been several changes in the Midwest solar industry since last summer... introduction of tariffs on panels and aluminum, The Made in Minnesota program was cancelled, and solar funding was increased for Xcel Energy's residential and business customers. Your best [...]

By | 2018-04-11T10:52:19+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Categories: Solar Incentives & Programs|Comments Off on Why Solar is Your Best Option for Renewable Energy in Winona, Wabasha, and La Crescent

The Aquilla Difference…

Will your installer go the extra mile? This 2017 Made in Minnesota project left us scratching our heads for the best way to get solar for this customer. Almost everything was working against us... there was 1000 square feet of roof sloping to the North, these were metal interlocking [...]

By | 2018-03-05T12:36:59+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Categories: Our Projects, Solar Incentives & Programs, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Aquilla Difference…

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+00:00 November 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+00:00 September 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+00:00 July 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+00:00 July 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 | 2017-07-25T12:34:56+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions|Comments Off on Maximizing Solar Power Production Through “Peak Clipping”

Sparta Solar Group Buy Meeting

Thanks to everyone that attended the 2017 Sparta Solar Group Buy meeting Saturday at Gal's Longbranch Bar & Grill. Our group all enjoyed coffee, doughnuts, and some good discussion about solar! We had a great turn out, including two of our recent solar customers in Sparta--a [...]

By | 2017-07-17T19:20:53+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Categories: Events, Recent Solar News, Solar Incentives & Programs|Comments Off on Sparta Solar Group Buy Meeting

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+00:00 July 12th, 2017|Categories: Frequently Asked Questions|Comments Off on Understanding & Reducing “Demand” Charges

Sparta Group Buy Program

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 [...]

By | 2017-07-25T11:58:14+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Categories: Events, Recent Solar News, Solar Incentives & Programs|Comments Off on Sparta Group Buy Program