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The Difference In Solar Panels

Solar Sandy has become a leading expert in recommendations for solar panels that are suited for the Arizona temperatures (Different panels produce differently in different temperatures). Things to also consider:

  • Panel Ratings
  • Panel efficiency
  • Panel Warranties

Solar Sandy will evaluate and make recommendations specific to your household & your specific power needs to create your customized solar system.

Solar Panel Cost Benefits are Clear

A lifetime of monetary benefits awaits when you choose solar energy. An average household in Arizona, spends $80-$100k in energy cost, and that’s conservative. It’s that simple! When the sun in Arizona’s Sonora Desert shines all year round, solar panel installations will quickly pay off and prove to be a lucrative choice.

Tax Credit Information:

Plus, in keeping up with the skyrocketing demand for residential solar panel systems, Arizona and the Federal government have both created tax incentives for homeowners who produce their own power with solar. Some solar tax credits for residential property owners include:

  • Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit
  • Solar and Wind Equipment Sales Tax Exemption
  • Energy Equipment Property Tax Exemption
  • Solar Investment Tax Credit

Solar Systems:

A solar system can generate electricity silently and without any moving parts. Sunlight falls on the solar panels generating DC electricity. That DC electricity is then converted into household 120/240V AC electricity by the inverters. The AC electricity is next fed into your electric meter and circuit breaker panel. The electricity either goes to your appliances and lights, or to the grid, or some to each. This all happens silently and automatically every day. Enough sunlight falls on the earth in one hour to power every electrical device on our planet for an entire year! It’s easy to tap into the power of the sun using safe, reliable and affordable solar systems.  


At night and during cloudy weather, the solar system’s output is reduced or stopped, and your home will get electricity directly from the utility grid. You’re always connected to the grid, so you can have as much power as you need, anytime you need it, regardless of whether the solar system is able to put out any power.

What if my panels produce more energy than my home needs?

When the sun is shining, the power produced goes to reducing your usage at the time, or, if there is excess, to spinning the meter backwards, counting down your electric use and bill. You will enter into a “net-metering” agreement with your utility that allows this to happen seamlessly. Some months you may find your system generates more power than you use. This is fine; the utility looks at how much electricity you generate over a one-year period and will credit you during a month you produce more than you use.