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Going Solar

Solar has come a long way over the years. These advances have now made solar an attractive option to offset your energy usage to renewable power. Twenty years ago, solar was only for enthusiasts with expendable cash flow. But today, it’s within reach for the average homeowner and lets you take control of how you use electricity. There are many great reasons to go solar.

Go green! This is the best reason to go solar in my opinion. Renewable power needs to be the future of our energy consumption. Future generations need us to make these changes today to ensure a healthy planet moving forward. Your home can be part of that solution.

Energy independence. Finite resources such as coal, gas and oil are becoming harder to procure and more expensive to use not to mention dirty. Energy independence for you means taking control. Utility power will never get cheaper. Every year the cost of electricity goes up. Going solar now means locking in your cost of electricity for the next 25 to 30 years. With a return on investment of 10-15, years we’re talking 10-15 years of paid for power. 

Our economy. Building a renewable future means bringing good jobs to our economy, from design to manufacturing to installation. Jobs created will fill that gap left from us getting away from fossil fuels.

Financial. As much as all these great reasons should be enough to go solar, many think it is out of reach due to cost. The reality is that today due to economies of scale and renewable incentives, if you can afford your electric bill you can afford to go solar. Not only that, but it will save you money in the end. We can show you how. 

Sean and I are passionate about what we’re doing and would love to help you achieve that same feeling of doing something good for the planet. We are fortunate to have a skill set that brings high quality workmanship and knowledge to your home. Give us a call or shoot us an email. We would be happy to talk solar with you.


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