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 Ensemble Certification and ready to install the new Enphase lithium batteries. Ensemble can start as a grid tied solar system, expand to include backup power or even to a complete grid independent home power solution that coordinates solar, batteries and a backup generator.
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 have but one goal...
Help Natural State homeowners secure the 20 year grandfather clause before net metering ends as we know it.
Until the end of 2022 our grid tied solar equipment will be sold at the lowest possible discount price.
We also offer a consulting service to help you install our systems yourself saving thousands of more dollars.
26% Residential Solar Tax Credit
Extended Through 2022
If you've thought about installing solar someday, perhaps that day has a deadline.
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 the
Lowest Price Possible
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 the nuts and bolts.
Solar Kits Include
Example Kit Prices: (before the 26% tax credit)
10 panel roof top kit - $7,785
20 panel roof top kit - $13,990
30 panel roof top kit - $21,500
40 panel ground mount kit - $29,450
(Every 10 panels average production in decent sun is around $50 per month at current electric rates. 30 panels can produce the equivalent energy of a $150 average monthly light bill)
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 call for a quote.
$500 - DIY Consulting Service - $500
Includes your utility's completed Interconnection Application forms and final net metering agreement filed with your utility under our licences. Full panel layout and electrical diagrams are sent to you and your electrician prior to installation (Components in our systems require standard AC wiring, a common task for any electrician). Also an experienced local installer is available to answer any questions or come to the rescue if needed.
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: Solar systems installed after 2022 will include battery storage which will add significant cost to the average home solar installation.
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. This short video demonstrates the advantages of the new Ensemble technology.
UPDATE - 6/20/21 Spoke with Enphase rep, again - now he says the IQ8 inverters for solar panels won't be available until FOURTH quarter this year. Yet another launch delay. Expect more.
Because these new microinverters will produce power without the grid, our certified installer will have to do the installation.
Homeowners will still be allowed to self-install the grid tied only part of the Ensemble system using the IQ7 family of inverters.
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. Here's a good one to call:
Home Loan Investment Bank
One Home Loan Plaza
Warwick, RI 02886
Toll free: 1-800-223-1700
Does your power company offer rooftop solar with easy financing on your light bill? Ask what happens in 20 years when the system is finally payed off and the grandfather expires? What happens after 2022 when batteries become an added solar component because of the net meter rule changes pushed through by the utilities?
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 our homes when the power grid fails. Watch this short introduction video
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 10 battery will make up to (19) IQ7+ inverters work like the IQ8's will when the grid fails to directly power our homes.
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.
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