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Consumer Reports: “Now is a good time to consider solar.”

consumer reports solar articleConsumer Reports just released an excellent article on solar power called “Shedding Light on Solar Power.”

Those who want to wait on the sidelines for further price reductions could be disappointed: The cost of solar panels has started to plateau and, while installation labor and other soft costs continue to fall, the phasing out of state tax incentives and utility rebates and grants has largely offset those savings.

When Consumer Reports says it, people listen! We have seen an increase in interest in solar after the publication of this article. We are happy to provide you with a free quote so you too can take advantage of the incredible savings and benefits of solar as well! Fill out our contact form at aileysolarelectric.com/contact or call us at (773)492-1294 or email us at info@aileysolar.com.

Thank you!
The Ailey Solar Team


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We’re Hiring!

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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


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

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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


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Ailey Solar - Emmet and Joe installing solar in Oak Park, winter 2013

10 degrees wind chill? Let’s Install Solar!

It takes hearty souls to install solar in any weather. Ailey Solar has them. Enjoy these photos from early December 2013 in Oak Park, IL  while you are hopefully warm and inside!

Ailey Solar - Emmet and Joe installing solar in Oak Park, winter 2013

Ailey Solar – Emmet and Joe installing solar in Oak Park, winter 2013

Ailey Solar - installing solar in Oak Park, winter 2013

Ailey Solar – installing solar in Oak Park, winter 2013

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Ailey Solar Installation, June 2013

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

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Category : Solar Trends

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.

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

Category : Solar Trends

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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Forbes: Solar Costs Continue To Fall

Category : Solar Trends

From LBNL

Citing a report from the Lawrence Berkeley National Labs, Forbes explains that Solar PV’s costs have continued their historic price drop in 2012.

Costs continue to fall at a healthy clip, with the most recent year-over-year declines of 14% for systems less than 10 kilowatts (kW), […] Median installed prices were $5.3 [per Watt] […] LBNL attributes these declining U.S. prices mainly to falling module prices, which accounted for 80% of the total price drop.

Interestingly we have found that even in Illinois we can beat that median installed price.


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Visit our booth at the IL Renewable Energy Fair Aug 17,18!

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Join us at this year’s wonderful Illinois Renewable Energy Fair, Aug 17 & 18 in Oregon, IL (100 miles west of Chicago). Hope to see you there!


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