Residential Solar Power Expertise
We sell and install home energy solutions by established renewable energy manufacturers with proven technology and dependable product warranties.
LibcoSolar is fully insured and Licensed in the State of Arkansas. Chuck Stewart took his first NABCEP course in 2008 and most recently completed Enphase Storage and the new IQ8 Certification. We have already installed our first Enphase lithium battery system and ready for the IQ8 launch in March.
Enphase Certified Installer
Utilities Give Residential Solar Until the End of 2022 to Secure the 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've been waiting a long time for the IQ8 and it looks like they will not disappoint.
Above slide from IQ8 school shows backup without a battery.
The IQ8 can be configured four ways:
1) grid tied solar only,
2) grid tied with essential loads backed up during sunlight hours,
3) grid tied with day and night essential loads backed up, or
4) full energy independence.
Suppliers have started taking orders and expect several months back order delay for the IQ8 throughout the year. We are taking pre-orders for the IQ8 now!
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.
DIY SOLAR KITS
Homeowners can still self-install the new IQ8 inverters in grid-tied format only. An Enphase Certified installer is only necessary to add any of the backup options.
Our kits are made to order for your specific site and roof type and delivered to your driveway. We work with you to determine layout, design and include every part down to the nuts and bolts.
Solar Kits Include
Backup power capabilities can be added anytime in the future.
DIY Consulting Service
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.
Enphase Home Energy Solution
is the first complete home power system truly capable of providing grid independence. The Enphase batteries add energy storage utilizing safe and powerful lithium iron phosphate chemistry and incorporating reliability of redundancy with multiple IQ8 microinverter in each battery. The Enphase smart switch automatically isolates and creates a micro-grid of our home when the utility's grid fails. The system coordinates solar, batteries and a backup generator to completely power our home. This short video demonstrates the advantages of the new Enphase Energy technology.
Leasing and long term financing of solar equipment is now allowed in Arkansas by the new legislation.
BUYER BEWARE! Solar financing has become a shameful scam in States that have allowed it. If it sounds to good to be true... Read what Consumer Reports has to say.
Don't let your solar installer get involved in your personal finance. Talk to your local bank or contact a finance company directly and save thousands of dollars.
The IQ8 microinverter is the first ever able to generate AC power directly from sunlight. No grid, no battery, just sunshine on the panels will directly power your home. Extra solar power made during the day can be stored in the new Enphase LiFePo batteries that come equipped with the new IQ8 inverters.
IQ8 Launch date is on the horizon! -
We're taking pre-orders now for March installs
Watch the latest Enphase IQ8 video of lab demonstrations of the inverter in action.
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 for over 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. The solar power plant on our roof was the most prudent home improvement we ever made.
New High Powered All Black Panels Combine High Tech with Elegance
These stealthy black panels are now available in the larger commercial sized 72 cell and 144 half cell panels.
Find more links to public sites at the end of this website.
Whole Home Battery Backup
" 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