We’re Hiring!

Sales Representative

We are hiring sales representatives to help us manage the volume of interest we receive. Join our team and help us in our goal to get as much solar on roofs as possible!

Responsibilities include:

  • Sales calls
  • Processing quotes
  • Task management (including using online tools such as wrike.com)
  • Gathering permit documents
  • Social media management
  • Ordering equipment

Required Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with PCs
  • Attention to detail/Organized
  • Time management
  • Promptly getting back to customers
  • Comfortable selling larger priced items
  • Confident on sales calls
  • Always respectful of the customers

Preferred :

  • Some knowledge of Excel, Word, PDF Editors
  • Experience using Google Docs
  • 1+ years of sales experience
  • Familiarity with social media (Twitter, Facebook, WordPress)

Email resume to info@aileysolar.com

Installer

We are looking to hire additional installers immediately. We are looking for enthusiastic, energetic, hardworking and reliable employees.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ability to work on steep/high altitude conditions (roofs)
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions (heat, rain)
  • Flexible team player
  • Respectful and professional manner
  • Punctual
  • Attention to detail
  • Must pass a full criminal background check, drug screen, and possess good driving record
  • Ability to lift minimum 60 lb

Preferred:

  • Previous  1+ year in solar installation
  • NABCEP qualified
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Construction experience
  • Electrical experience

Email resume to info@aileysolar.com

Report: Solar Could Add $15,000 to Your Home Value

Citing an article from Daily Finance, solar panels could add a significant value to your home.

“In a study of home sales in eight states between 1999 and

Image courtesy of Ross Chandler

2013, the Berkeley Lab found that a solar power system was worth about $15,000 to home buyers, or about $4 per watt. That’s a significant addition in value[.]… Just remember that solar panels could save you money every month and add value to your home, but owning the system may have the most impact and make your home even more attractive to potential buyers.”

With the increase in environmentally conscious buyers, adding a solar system to a home is also a great option for builders looking to sell an eco-friendly building.

When you purchase a solar system, the study in this article and others show on average you will make your investment back if you were to sell your home.  Ailey Solar has partnered with Admiral’s Bank to offer third-party financing options that we are happy to discuss with you.

Ailey Solar featured at #ChiGreenFest – @GreenFestival – Join us!

October 24-26 at Navy Pier

This will be Ailey Solar’s first year exhibiting at the Green Festival, so we come to the festival to see us and some wonderful booths and presentations. Our booth (#724) located directly across the food court on the east side.

For more information about the festival, please visit http://greenfestivals.org/chi

Thank you and we hope to see you at the festival!
Everyone at Ailey Solar: Jack, Dorian, Vianey, Alejandra, Gustavo, Emmet, Joe, and Matthew

Solar Chicago | 25% Below Market Rates

We are excited to announce that we have recently partnered with Solar Chicago, the City of Chicago and Vote Solar initiative to bring affordable solar to the Chicago area! After a competitive bidding process, Ailey Solar, Juhl Renewable Energy Systems, Microgrid Solar, and Kapital Electric were selected by the committee as contractors for the program. This program is designed to provide you with the cheapest installation costs, coming in at 25% below market rates.

You still have a chance to express interest in the program (without obligation) until September 30th. We highly encourage all Chicagoland residents thinking about solar to apply. If you choose to participate in the program, there is a likely chance that Ailey Solar will be installing your system, though initial contact would be through a different company, such as Juhl Renewable Energy Systems or Microgrid Solar. If you would not like to participate in the program and go through us directly, we would still be happy to work with you, though program rates would be lower due to the grant funding of Solar Chicago.

To express interest in the Solar Chicago program, please register at                                                     http://www.mygroupenergy.com/group/solarchicago.

 
For more information about the program, here is a Chicago Tribune article written about Solar Chicago from last month. http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-rooftop-solar-discount-program-20140709-story.html
Thank you and please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

ComEd Prices Increasing – Not for Solar Customers!

The Chicago Tribune notes ComEd is getting ready to increase prices again just in time for the summer.  Now would be the perfect time to switch to solar.  Choosing solar means no longer having to worry about price increases for your solar usage while you produce your own clean energy from your roof!

From the article:

Image courtesy of Michael Tercha/Chicago Tribune

“Starting June 1, Commonwealth Edison customers on average will see monthly bills jump 21 percent, to about $82 a month from about $69 a month.

City residents and others who have switched to competing suppliers won’t escape the higher prices because the cost of all electric power is higher.

Save Solar in Illinois! Solar Lobby Day April 30!

                                                                                 
Image Courtesy of Terry Farmer Photography
April 30th, 2014
8:30 AM-3:30 PM
Springfield, IL

Registration

“The Illinois solar industry is banding together to educate our legislators on the importance of fixing our state Renewable Portfolio Standard.
 When the RPS is functioning as originally intended, it will provide the funding and stability necessary for the development of local renewable energy, and generate a positive market resulting in new businesses and jobs in Illinois.
 ISEA team leaders will serve as guides and spokespeople.  Your presence is necessary to ensure that lawmakers understand the impact this issue has on you, your business, family and future. “

Please consider joining us in making the trek down to Springfield to support the  development of thousands of jobs and affordable renewable energy.

Let us know if you are able to come and we will try to make arrangements to meet up with you. We hope to see you there!

EcoWatch: U.S. Solar Industry Had Record-Shattering Year in 2013

We had a great 2013 here at Ailey Solar thanks to all of our wonderful friends and customers! EcoWatch.com published an article noting the incredible progress that solar industry has made over the past year.

Image courtesy of ecowatch.com
Image courtesy of ecowatch.com

{…} Today, solar is the fastest-growing source of renewable energy in America, generating enough clean, reliable and affordable electricity to power more than 2.2 million homes—and we’re just beginning to scratch the surface of our industry’s enormous potential. Last year alone, solar created tens of thousands of new American jobs and pumped tens of billions of dollars into the U.S. economy. In fact, more solar has been installed in the U.S. in the last 18 months than in the 30 previous years combined. That’s a remarkable record of achievement.

Looking forward to an even better 2014!

Chronicle: Solar panels seen as boost to homes’ resale value

Ailey Solar Installation, June 2013
Ailey Solar Installation, June 2013, Oak Park, IL

Great news for people that choose solar: another study shows adding solar to a home significantly boosts its resale value.  The San Francisco Chronicle:

In California at least, home buyers are willing to pay a premium for solar.

A new study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory finds that houses with rooftop solar panels sell for higher prices than comparable non-solar homes.

In general, that premium more than covers the cost of the panels themselves, with homeowners making a small profit on their solar investment. Bigger solar arrays fetch higher premiums than smaller ones. Continue reading Chronicle: Solar panels seen as boost to homes’ resale value

Deutsche Bank: “US Solar Growth Is Going To Explode”

solar outlookAs reported by Business Insider, analysts at Deutsche Bank predict that in the next three years solar will balloon from 10GW in 2012 to 50GW in 2016. This is just the latest news in a drumbeat of business, academic and government analysis that the dropping price of solar is leading to its explosion in adoption.  Business Insider also writes: “if current rates hold, there will be one new solar installation built in the U.S. every 83 seconds by 2016

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