Residential Solar Power Expertise
We sell and install the highest powered, latest technology from the most reputable renewable energy manufacturers with dependable product warranties.
LibcoSolar is fully insured and holds the Solar Contractors License required by the state of Arkansas. Chuck Stewart passed his first NABCEP exam in the fall of 2008 and has since become one of Arkansas's most trusted solar installers.
References from elated solar power producers across the state
Utilities Give Residential Solar Three Year Grace Period and 20 year Grandfather Clause
Arkansas passed Act 464 which will allow the utilities to credit wholesale rates for power supplied to the grid by residential solar during the day... then charge full retail rates for the power used by solar homeowners at night.
GOOD NEWS - The Act includes a 20 year grandfather clause at the current equal retail rate for all residential solar systems installed before December 31 2022.
Don't miss the Grandfather Clause... Make Plans Now For Your Private Solar Power Plant!
We have but one goal...
Get as many Natural State homeowners on the 20 year grandfather clause before they end net metering as we know it.
Until the end of 2022 our grid tied solar systems will be sold for
COST PLUS 10%
26% Solar Tax Credit
Ends This Year
The tax credit will continue for another year at 22% for 2021.
If you've thought about installing solar someday in the future, perhaps the future has arrive
Determine Your Solar Power Potential
Let's face it, all homes are not created with equal solar access. An accurate assessment of your site is the most important place to start.
With this information we can calculate the percent reduction of your current power bills and the expected return on your investment.
Gives us a call, we generally start with a conversation and Google Earth.
Announcing Our Grid Tied Fire Sale
We have but one goal...
Get as many Arkansas homeowners on the 20 year grandfather as possible before the end of net metering in 2022. Until then our grid tied solar systems will be sold at
COST PLUS 10%
We’ve been in the solar business a long time building established accounts with the Nation’s oldest and largest suppliers of solar's top brands at real wholesale prices. Until it's over, we will sell our grid tied equipment for
COST PLUS 10%
Our kits are packaged for your specific site and roof type. We work with you to determine layout, design and include every part down to each nut and bolt.
Solar Kits Include
Example Kit Prices:
12 panel roof top kit - $7,516
24 panel roof top kit - $13,578
30 panel roof top kit - $16,381
48 panel ground mount kit - $24,941
If you can find the same solar gear for less... buy it!
This Fire Sale includes the grid tied components of the new Ensemble system. Off grid or backup capabilities can be added anytime in the future.
Installation quoted separately.
This offer is extended to newer solar installers who may not have yet established accounts with the few primary distributors that source directly from the solar manufacturers.
Let's offer the lowest cost on solar gear possible so we can maximize the number of Arkansas residents on the 20 year grandfather before the utility consortium ends our occupation as we know it today.
Call for a quote
$500 - DIY Consulting Service - $500
We Make Solar Power Easy
Pull up a lawn chair and watch LibcoSolar professionally install your home's own power plant. From permits to inspections, to lifelong monitoring and service, we assure customer satisfaction.
Note: Every solar system installed after 2022 will require storage adding significant cost to the average home solar installation. The good news is solar will provide backup when the grid fails and be behind a transfer switch so installing solar will no longer require a utility company's permission. The new technology will only draw power from the grid if needed and not send power back. The new batteries will store the extra solar power from the day for use at night. The Enpower transfer switch has a generator hookup that will automatically start if the batteries get too low. A sufficiently sized home power system in the near future will make the grid unnecessarily and obsolete.
The IQ8 microinverter will be the first ever to be able to generate AC power directly from sunlight. No grid, no battery, just sunshine on the panels will directly power our homes. Extra solar power made during the day can be stored in the new Encharge LiFePo batteries that come equipped with 12 of the new IQ8 inverters.
The IQ8 inverters for solar panels are due out sometime late this year. Bottlenecks like installer training and high initial demand will probably delay availability in Arkansas until well into 2021.
Because these new microinverters will produce power without the grid, a transfer switch will be required. Enphase has released an automatic transfer switch that creates a 'micro grid' to isolate your home.
Leasing solar equipment is allowed in the new legislation. Residential solar leasing has become a Big Scam in States that have allowed it. If it sounds to good to be true... Read what Consumer Reports has to say about solar leasing.
Does your utility company now offer roof top solar with easy financing on your light bill? Ask if their solar systems can expand to work off grid? Ask yourself, do they really want me to reduce my dependency on their energy monopoly?
The power industry knows the new tech in solar will lead to true energy choice for homeowners. Financed grid tied solar equipment ensures they have captive customers actually paying them to contribute power to their grid. Once antiquated overpriced gear is paid off, they've locked their customers to supplying power at wholesale rates when the grandfather runs out.
This new solar technology will finally add our home’s power to the list of choices like: cable or satellite, landline or cell phone, power cables or sunshine.
Enphase Introduces Ensemble
The Encharge batteries will add energy storage to the IQ inverters allowing off grid solar power. The Enpower switch will automatically isolate and micro grid your home when utility power goes down.
The modular architecture of the Ensemble System provides reliability through redundancy and easy incremental expansion. Start with grid tied solar, add back up power later or expand the same system to full off grid.
Comfortable, reliable off grid living will become a reality sooner than we think with this game changing residential solar technology.
Note: The main Encharge battery will make up to (19) IQ7+ inverters that we've been installing for the last three years, work like the IQ8's will when the grid fails and directly power our homes. Enphase just launched a more powerful IQ7A. Apparently Enphase will keep producing the IQ7 line along with the IQ8. Good news for Arkansans who still have grace and a grandfather.
Tap or Click Photos to Visit the public Monitoring Page for these LibcoSolar Homes
Note: These monitoring sites are for the public. Owners have a much more detailed monitoring portal. The monitoring service is included at no extra charge for the life of the system. A WIFI internet connection is all that's required.
This is an IQ install with impressive 380 Watt panels
"I couldn’t be happier with my solar energy system as installed by LibcoSolar. Chuck did a great job all the way, from initial contact through permitting, installation, and post-installation communication. I’m proud to be producing my own electricity. Thanks, Chuck, for all that you have done.” - Steve in Hot Springs Village
Detailed Monitoring Ensures Your Investment Stays Productive
"Hey Chuck! We are extremely pleased with the solar system. We just got our first bill in after we installed last month. This bill we owe $8.73 and netted 141 kWh back to us next month!"
Justin in Russellville
Our Liberty Solar Home
See the consistent solar production over the nearly 10 years in service. ALL systems we sell have 25 year manufacturer's warranties! When we bought our house in 2010 we spent about the same on a kitchen remodel as we did on solar. Now our kitchen is so last decade adding no value to our home. The silent machine on the roof however has paid us back and will provide 70% of our power for several more decades. Our private solar power plant has proven to be our most prudent home improvement ever.
Solaria AC Panels Combine High Tech with Elegance
These stealthy black panels come pre-equipped with the IQ inverter.
Find more links to public sites at the end of this website.
" My wife and I had Chuck and his crew install a system on our house at the end of 2018. Chuck still checks in with us to make sure we are happy. GREAT GUY!
Thanks. - Grant in Beebe
Hi Chuck, I just wanted to tell you how pleased we are with our solar system. Our electric bills have been drastically cut and I actually look forward to the first of the month to see the new bill. The system has had no problems and it’s easy to forget it’s there. I am glad that you work with us to design the system to fit our house and power needs. And tell your crew we appreciated the smooth quick installation. The world needs more renewable power generation. - Richard in Sherwood, AR
When we contacted LibcoSolar to inquire about solar panels we were so impressed with Chuck's knowledge, integrity, and reliability from the onset. Monthly Entergy bills, often in triple digits, are now less than 1/3 of that. Our system continues to work wonderfully and is almost maintenance free. We love that we can monitor our system even when we are away from home. We strongly believe that purchasing solar power through LibcoSolar was one of the smartest decisions we have ever made! - Carole and Bill in Hot Springs Village, AR
Chuck Stewart took care of every aspect of the installation and it only took one day to install the complete solar system. The electric company arrived, tested it and signed off on it. I could not believe how smoothly the whole installation went. My goal was to reduce my electric bill and I ended up making a new friend. I can truly say I have never had dealings with anyone that has treated me as well as Chuck Stewart. - Ed and Christa in Jasper, AR
Our solar system has performed flawlessly, except for a few weather-related blips with our internet. With LibcoSolar constant monitoring of all the homes they install, Chuck discovered these minor problems and called us before we knew about them. We are extremely happy with our solar system and LibcoSolar and very proud of the part we are playing in the quest for green energy in the state of Arkansas. - Jim & Sandy, Hot Springs Village