Blog • Artisan Electric

How Solar Adds Value to Your Home

A common misconception is that solar will only benefit you financially once the system has passed the average Return On Investment (ROI) period of 7-12 years. But this isn’t the case. Solar becomes lucrative the second it is installed and is one of the safest...

Myth: Solar Panels are High Maintenance

The amount of maintenance a solar system requires can vary by region and climate. However, in Western Washington, systems are generally low-maintenance for a few reasons. We don't have a lot of dust. Dust is a leading factor in decreased system efficiency, and places...

Don’t Lease Your Power, Own It!

You pay your power bill to keep the lights on, warm the house and do a thousand other things, but what else are you getting from this monthly expense? Your utility is the only winner from the sale of this commodity we call electricity. You get nothing tangible from...

What If I Don’t Want Solar On My House?

Want to install solar panels but not sure where to put them? Most people choose to install them on the roof of their home or business. But if that's not possible, or it's just not attractive to you, ground-mounted solar arrays are a smart alternative! Here, we look at...

Does Solar Even Work in Western Washington?

The number one question we receive daily: how does solar work in Washington? We’re glad people are asking it, because we’ll take every opportunity to set the record straight: Solar works in Western Washington.  And it works well. Here's how: A Cooler Climate is Better...

Cradle-to-Cradle Certification: Why it Matters

What is Cradle to Cradle Certification? The Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard guides designers and manufacturers through a continual improvement process. Product assessments are performed by a qualified independent organization trained by the Cradle to...

Upcoming Events

Jul 28

2018 NW Solar Fest

July 28 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Shoreline Community College
16101 Greenwood Ave N
Aug 11

Solar in Tacoma™ Workshop

August 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tacoma Nature Center
1919 South Tyler Street