How Solar Energy Works: Solar 101

Illustration of a home with solar panels and their components

Let’s learn a bit how solar energy works! Solar panels use photovoltaic cells to convert sunlight into electricity. These are the same type of solar cell that is used in calculators and other small electronics devices, but they have been specially designedfor large-scale energy production on a rooftop or ground mount system. Most homeowners and…

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New: Time Of Use Billing in Colorado

A graph of time of use electricity billing charges

Understand and Avoid Excessive Time of Use Billing Charges with Solar Energy New time of use billing is coming to Colorado. The on-peak hours, mid-afternoon to evening will be charged the most expensive rates, between 1.5 to 3 times per kwh.  And the highest of these rates being in the summer.  Now more than ever…

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Solar Energy in Colorado

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Colorado is a great place for solar energy, here’s why… Colorado gets on average 300 days of sun every year making it one of the best places for solar energy production therefore also make it one of the most cost-effective states for solar. The total solar installed in Colorado is 2236 MW as of Q1…

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