Archives 2020

Virtual Solar Consultations

We know that the Covid pandemic has brought challenges to home owner and contractors. This is why we’re doing our part and offering free virtual solar consultations. If you’re interested in installing solar at your home or business simply fill in our contact form, call or email and we can arrange a time that is convenient for you to speak with us via your preferred video meeting software (Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, Google).

During the meeting we will discuss:

  • Your wants and needs for the project.
  • Potential budget.
  • Preferred locations for the solar panels and inverters.
  • Tax rebates and local incentives.
  • Electrical usage.
  • The process from start to finish.
  • Any further questions you may have.

Once we are complete with the consultation and have all the information we need, we will move forward with an initial design to cover your wants and needs. Then we will send you a quote with a proposal so you can see exactly what we plan to do.

To arrange your free consultation and quote today

Call (970) 376-1020


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What is Net Metering (NEM)?

Both Holy Cross Energy and Xcel Energy offer net metering as an incentive for installing solar, this is a great service that allows you to bank extra energy produced to use in the less productive months of winter. 

How it works- usually when you’re at full production in the afternoon your energy consumption is actually at its lowest so the extra energy produced is then exported into the electrical grid then when production is low or production stops is when energy consumption goes up, for example in the mornings and evenings. Your utility company monitors what you produce and what you consume and banks any extra as credits. In the slower winter months when production is typically lower and consumption is typically higher, because of heating etc, you start to use those credits up allowing you to average out over a years period. If you have extra credits left at the end of the year the utility will send you a check for the difference. Think of it like a battery. 

For more information check your utilities website at the links below

Holy Cross Energy

Xcel Energy

Renewable energy incentives