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Serving Colorado, Idaho, Oregon & Utah
Affordable Financing Options and Tax Incentives
We understand that going solar is a big investment that should be available to everyone. We specialize in creating personalized solutions to save our customers money.
Government incentives make solar even more affordable. Federal government incentives knock as much as 30% off of the price of your total solar system, and many states offer tax credits and rebates as well.
Note: the Solar Investment Tax Credit will not be 30% after 2019. Act now to lock in your savings.
How Solar Works
Solar panels produce energy by using silicon to convert UV rays into electricity. Auric Energy uses high-efficiency solar panels, backed by a 25-year manufacturer’s warranty, that capture the free energy from the sun shining on your roof every day.
The sun produces enough energy in 15 minutes to supply the world with electricity for a year.
The solar panels create electricity that needs to be tamed. An inverter is essentially the brains of your solar system. It converts energy from the panels into something you can use every day in your home or business. Your system will be free from exposed wiring and safe to operate in all weather conditions. Our inverters are efficient, non-invasive, and reliable.
Your home uses the sun’s power first. But then what? A major hurdle to solar power adoption has been how to store the sun’s energy so you can use it when you need it. Net metering allows you to use your utility company to store your energy. Unlike a traditional power meter that spins in one direction, as you produce solar energy, your meter will literally spin backwards. Then, as you use electricity at night, the net meter allows you to pull energy from the grid. You still have power around the clock - but you won’t be charged anywhere near as much as your neighbors.
There is much more to solar than bolting panels to the roof. We understand how to design an efficient, aesthetically-pleasing solar array, because we have the most experience in the industry.
Our installers are trained by professionals with NABCEP certification – the highest in the industry. Coupled with our top tier North American made components, we make sure your install is done right and will last for years.
Does solar power do anything besides save money?
Absolutely. Solar power is one of the cleanest and simplest power sources, so it’s great for everyone in your community and the Earth as a whole. No moving parts, no ongoing maintenance, and a free fuel source all day every day.
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Frequently Asked Questions
+ CAN I GET A BALLPARK IDEA/GENERAL QUOTE/PRICE RANGE FOR HOW MUCH SOLAR COSTS?
Now that you’ve done your research on our site, you should be able to get a general idea of cost, right?
As you may have noticed, Auric is a detail-oriented company. Giving a ballpark quote isn’t wrong per se, but depending on your situation, we could be playing a completely different ball game at the end of the day. We don’t want to set up the wrong expectation, either high or low, so that’s why we custom build every quote we give.
Every home has different energy needs and solar potential. Many solar installers have different products and business models. Don’t just use what your neighbor says they spent to gauge cost. There are lots of questions to ask, and our energy experts are your best source for answers.
We know it’s nerve-wracking to give out your information to a business. We won’t bother you, or waste your time. In fact, we’ll make it worth your while with a free 3D roof analysis that you can keep. If you’ve ever ordered a pizza delivery, you’ve spent all the time it takes to talk to an energy expert by the time it shows up. And you’ll be able to order a lot of pizza with your solar savings.
+ WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I SELL MY SOLAR PANEL EQUIPPED HOME?
In addition to powering your home, solar also adds value. If you’re selling your home, work with an environmentally friendly appraiser. Most traditional appraisers don’t appropriately factor in your solar panels. Green appraisers take the solar system into account and give you a more accurate home valuation.
You can demonstrate the value of solar to potential buyers. Consider providing power bills showing the cost difference before and after you added solar. The visual variation in the bills can help prospective buyers understand the value solar added to the home.
Our customer service team is ready to answer any questions you may have as you sell your home. Contact us at 801-878-3363.
+ I’M NOT AN AURIC CUSTOMER, BUT MY SOLAR ARRAY NEEDS REPAIRS - CAN YOU HELP?
Absolutely! Solar is a good thing, and Auric is here to make it work. Please contact our support technicians at 801-505-WATT (9288) or visit our Field Service page for a quote. We can assist with a number of diagnostic issues, repairs, and additional upgrades.
+ DO SOLAR PANELS REQUIRE A TRACKING SYSTEM TO FOLLOW THE ANGLE OF THE SUN?
Tracking systems are large and incredibly expensive. They typically do not increase efficiency enough to make the added expense worth it. Panels mounted flush with the roof angle produce plenty of energy thanks to modern solar technology.
+ DO SOLAR PANELS REQUIRE MAINTENANCE?
Our solar panels have no moving parts, meaning no maintenance is required (unlike that sun-tracking system). Our 25-year support warranty and system monitoring software allows us to identify and fix any issues that may come up.
+ HOW IS EXCESS ENERGY STORED?
Our solar panel systems are grid-tied, meaning they are connected to your conventional electric grid. Net metering allows you to use your utility company to store your energy. Unlike a traditional power meter that spins in one direction, as you produce solar energy, your meter will run backwards. Then, as you use electricity at night, the net meter allows you to pull energy from the grid, so you have power 24-7.
+ IF SOLAR POWER IS LIKELY TO CONTINUALLY BECOME MORE EFFICIENT, SHOULD I WAIT TO INVEST IN IT?
Despite some hype, solar technology has not changed much from what was being used in the 1960s. Though solar panels are more efficient, they are now more affordable than ever with tax incentives at both the federal and state level. These tax incentives will not be here forever, so invest in solar now. The solar panel of tomorrow might be a little more powerful, but it could be a lot more expensive, so you don't want to miss your savings sweet spot. You're still paying a power bill while you're waiting, and that's no investment at all.
+ WILL INSTALLING SOLAR PANELING INCREASE MY PROPERTY TAX?
In many states, solar installations are property tax exempt, meaning the resale value of your home is increased without added property tax costs to you.
+ IF THE POWER GOES OUT, WILL MY HOME STILL HAVE POWER?
On the rare occasion that your power goes out, the grid-tied system will be shut off as well. This is because it is a safety hazard to have electricity continually generated while workers may be addressing the power outage nearby. The best solution is to have a generator on hand for these rare occurrences.
+ WILL SOLAR PANELS BE AN EYESORE ON MY ROOF?
The aesthetics of solar panels have changed recently to include black frames and background. Our designers prepare a layout that complements the look of your home and enhances the aesthetic appeal. In fact, many homeowners feel that solar paneling has actually improved the overall look of their home. "Roof jewelry" isn't a weird phrase anymore!
+ WILL SOLAR PANELS CAUSE MY ROOF TO DETERIORATE?
Our solar panels are not attached directly to your roof, but rather are mounted to a railing system. They actually help to protect and preserve the roof from leaks or collapses as our installers employ sealants to help serve as a barrier from the elements.
+ WILL SOLAR POWER WORK IN COOL, CLOUDY, OR FOGGY CLIMATES?
Absolutely. Solar panels will continue to produce energy in cooler or foggier climates and even on overcast days. Read our blog post about how solar handles the less-sunny months.
+ WITH THE COST OF SOLAR, WILL IT EVER BE ABLE TO PAY FOR ITSELF?
Yes. According to studies, solar panels actually return two to four times their cost in saved electric bills. By installing solar, you’ll avoid ever-rising power rate increases. With Auric’s incredible financing options, investing in solar energy does not require big up front costs.
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