SOURCE: Arizona Pro Solar

Arizona Pro Solar Helps Residential Customers Reduce or Eliminate Electricity Bills with Solar Power

March 29, 2010 09:00 ET

Booming Residential Solar Market in Arizona Drives Growth, Creates 10 Additional Green Collar Jobs at Leading Surprise Solar Power Installation Company, Arizona Pro Solar

Executives Cite Top-Rated Solar Incentive Programs, Utility Co-Op Marketing Programs and the Rising Residential Interest in Solar Power to Save Money and Reduce Electric Bills

SURPRISE, AZ--(Marketwire - March 29, 2010) -   As a result of Arizona's booming solar industry, one of Arizona's up and coming solar installation companies, Arizona Pro Solar (www.arizonaprosolar.com), announced today that the company is planning to hire another 10 new positions in sales, marketing and solar installation as the company struggles to meet the surging demand from residential customers seeking solar power installations on their rooftops across Arizona.

From the Company's early beginnings at the beginning of the year in Surprise, Arizona, Arizona Pro Solar has grown from just zero employees in January 2010 to more than fifteen employees in less than three months.

Fueled by one of the most pro-solar business environments in America, it did not take long to educate the residents of Arizona on how easy it was to harvest the sun's strong energy that rains down on Arizona more than 300 days a year and turn it into FREE, clean energy with the industry's leading photovoltaic solar power panels.

"We were very surprised at the success our sales teams were having in our first couple of months of operations. The demand was so intense, at first, our biggest problem was finding qualified personnel to handle solar installations," said Randy Grommet, Arizona Pro Solar's CEO. "We were deluged with unemployed applicants seeking to put their roofing and electrical contracting skills back to work in the solar industry, but we were having trouble finding solar engineering talent. We were lucky enough to team up with an experienced solar engineering firm, AccuFast Engineering, (www.accufastengineering.com) that already had relationships built with experienced roofers, electrical contractors and other construction workers."

Arizona Pro Solar now runs two residential solar installation crews and is installing more than 15 solar installations per month. Business is booming and the company is now seeking to create more sales teams and solar installation crews to meet the growing demand for resident and commercial solar installations.

The Arizona solar industry is booming due to generous solar rebates from Arizona utility companies such as APS and SRP. The state of Arizona offers a solar tax credit of $1,000 and the federal government offers a 30 percent tax credit. Combined, all of these incentives will pay for up to 80% of resident installations.

Even more growth is expected now that the Arizona State Legislature and Arizona Governor's Office have made a serious commitment to protecting the solar industry and ensuring that Arizona's increasing economic development will continue.

Even more promising is the work that the Arizona Corporation Commission is conducting to explore the best way to implement a solar feed-in tariff for Arizona. A solar feed-in tariff would require Arizona utilities to pay guaranteed rate per kilowatt hour to purchase clean green electricity needed to replace dirty carbon-based power production.

A solar feed in tariff would encourage large-scale investment in Arizona's solar industry because installing solar systems would have a guaranteed rate of return for the next 20 years.

Attracting private equity investment, venture capital and angel investors will accelerate Arizona's ability to build a solar power industry and provide a way for the state to rebuild its lumbering economy.

About Arizona Pro Solar
Arizona Pro Solar is a renewable energy system integration and consulting firm that provides a full portfolio of turnkey solar and wind solutions for residential and commercial customers. The Company provides home energy audits, weatherization, energy efficiency, solar thermal water heater and solar photovoltaic (PV) power array installations as well as project management and consulting, site evaluations, outsourced solar design and engineering, installation, and commissioning of distributed generation solar power plants. The Company's professional management team provides expert guidance on how to transform empty rooftops into energy producing assets with solar power. To learn how to give your building a competitive edge, approach energy independence, and become an environmental steward in your community, please the Company's website at http://www.arizonaprosolar.com.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Randy Grommet, Residential Sales
    Arizona Pro Solar
    (623) 258-1886

    Jason Reis, Commercial Sales
    Arizona Pro Solar
    (480) 797-4243

    Mike Conner, Director of Engineering
    AccuFast Engineering
    (623) 738-7399