Episode 19 – Trails Less Traveled

The Dudes share their personal history in the solar industry and what got them started along with what keeps them in it. Their different backgrounds brought them together to create The Solar Dudes Podcast in order to educate listeners on what they need to know and do to get the right solar system for them. They discuss the many challenges that went with choosing a career in solar and what led them to this point.

Episode 18 – Solar Coaster: 300ft. Drop

Join the Dudes as we take ride on the solar coaster explaining the ups and downs of the industry. Just like other dynamic industries solar can fluctuate in many areas including manufacturer bankruptcies, utility changes, incentive reductions, and storage. While some of these changes are avoidable others can be mitigated but not overcome.  As an industry we have to strive to overcome these challenges, as solutions don’t often come from the same locality.

Episode 15 – Mars, Venus and Somewhere Between Us

When presenting the idea to go solar to a significant other, there are many unknowns such as how to finance, find the right company and how beneficial it can actually be. Convincing someone why they should be on board with getting a solar system proves to be a challenge with many couples. On this episode we explore both sides of the argument when researching different solar options.

Episode 12 – The Unasked Questions

On this episode of The Solar Dudes Podcast we explore the questions that don’t often get asked that probably should when looking into going solar. When getting solar quotes how do solar providers determine the output of the system, and is it guaranteed? When referring to things like ROI or return on investment, is the long term or short term strategy more fitting? We ask the questions as well as others and discuss the implication and possible outcomes.

Episode 11 – Off The Roof Applications

On this episode of The Solar Dudes Podcast we explore off the roof solar applications, including everything from covered parking to tiny homes. While a lot of people are interested in solar they may not have the roof space in order to achieve their objectives. Commercial and residential systems have come a long way in terms of off the roof applications, especially in the commercial and industrial markets where roof space is a premium. Below are some examples of off the roof solar we discuss in this weeks episode.

Baja – Solar Covered Parking Structure

Baseball Stadium Seating Cover

Day and Night Solar – Zero Lot Line Car Shade

Frameless (All Glass) Solar Patio Cover


Frameless (All Glass) Shade Structure


Tiny Home with Solar


Solar Roadway

Episode 10 – How to Sell a House With Solar

Today we have a special guest who is a realtor in the Phoenix Valley, Tara Rutkowski. She has specialized in promoting and working with solar customers looking to sell and purchase property with solar. In this episode we get the opportunity to understand the challenges and advantages of solar from a Realtors perspective. We dive into what it takes to buy and sell a home with solar already on it and the finer details of what questions to ask and items to review.

http://www.rutkowskihomes.com/

Arizona Listeners Interested in getting Solar – Click Here

Episode 7 – Can I Install Solar Myself?

On this episode of The Solar Dudes Podcast we identify the advantages and disadvantages of installing your own solar energy system. We start at the first step in the process of understanding your previous usage history, and move to the layout and estimated system production. Having the system identified, there are still a few challenges that lie in our way including, utility applications, permitting, HOA submissions, the technical side of design considerations, financing and warranties.

Arizona Listeners Interested in getting Solar – Click Here

Episode 2 – How to Shop for Solar

When shopping for solar it’s hard to know the right component choice as well as who to pick to do the work. On this episode of The Solar Dudes Podcast we talk about:

– How to Choose the Right Components
– Panels
– Inverters
– Installation Methods
-Other Parts and Pieces
– Best Practices
– Choosing the Right Contractor
– GO SEE THEM
– Questions to Ask

Arizona Listeners Interested in getting Solar – Click Here