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Colorado is a great place for switching to solar power. The sunny climate in Colorado, the availability of many rebates, and rising utility costs makes the decision for Coloradans to go solar an easy one. As petroleum prices continue to rise, utility companies in Colorado and across the US have to compensate by raising their rates. By going solar you could eliminate your utility bill and instead of facing rising energy rates, you’ll have consistent monthly solar payments that will never go up. Plus, the reliability of Solar has never been better when you consider that there are Solar Warranties of up to 25 years in Colorado so you don’t have to worry about the longevity of your solar system.

Sunshine in Colorado

Many people may not realize it, but Colorado has a lot of sunny days, with an average of 300 days of sunlight per year. In big cities like Colorado Springs, they receive an average of 243 days a year while the capital city of Denver receives 300 days of direct sunlight. The high number of sunny days in Colorado helps to maximize the amount of electricity that your home solar system can produce and the amount of power your system can produce will be the main factor for offsetting your utility bill. The blue skies and sunshine in Colorado make it a perfect generator for your renewable solar energy!

Trees and Shading in Colorado

Depending on where you live in Colorado, there may be a lot of trees. Trees can have a big effect on whether or not your home would be the best fit for solar power. If there are tall trees and large branches in close proximity to your roof, it may shade your panels and limit the amount of sunlight hitting the panels. Because Colorado has a lot of forested areas, it’s important to assess the trees on your property and especially those immediately surrounding your home. Many of the trees in Colorado are dying with 1 in 15 standing trees dead, so it may be quite easy to trim your trees depending on the life left in them. If you live in a city or a newer neighborhood in Colorado with simple landscaping, you may have fewer trees and therefore less shade hitting your panels. In many cases homeowners are able to benefit from solar by trimming their trees where they’re causing direct shade to the rooftop of the home. Every home in Colorado is different! To get a final determination to see if your home is a good fit for solar power, contact one of our Solar Experts for a free consultation today!

Colorado Net Metering & Power Credits

Colorado power companies such as Xcel Energy have a system in place called Net Metering which makes home solar affordable and easy. But what is Net Metering and how does it help you as a solar customer in Colorado?

The amount of sunlight your home collects can vary throughout the year. There are times when your system will produce excess power that can’t all be used and days when it will produce less power than you need to operate your home. So what happens to the surplus of power that you produce on sunny days, and what happens on cloudy days when you don’t produce enough power?

Net Metering is the key to solving both of those problems. Net metering provides Solar Customers the ability to send excess energy back into the power grid for credit that can be used later on. This is to say, that when your system produces more kilowatt hours than you need, the power-overflow flows into the grid to be used by someone else who can use it right then. This overabundance of power you contribute gives you “credits” and these credits are applied to offset your power consumption in future months when you use more power than your solar system produces.

The great thing about Colorado is that the government does not take a sales tax on your solar system or increase your property taxes when the value of your home goes up with the installation of your solar system. There are also local solar rebates, such as EnergySmart Colorado, being offered by nonprofits looking to promote the use of clean energy.

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Colorado Loves Solar Power

Many nonprofits have become invested in providing financial support to homeowners looking to switch to renewable energy in Colorado. As we went over earlier, Colorado also has a law that excuses homeowners from having to pay local property taxes on their system, which means you can increase the value of your home without paying additional taxes to do so. The state offers a net metering program that can save you money by getting credit for the extra energy that your system produces. Any surplus of power accrued from their monthly bill can be rolled over to next month or they can wait until the end of their annual billing cycle to sell the electricity back to the utility provider or roll that power over at the end of the year.


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Mae and Lee, a couple from VA saved $7,665 by taking advantage of the federal solar tax credit when they purchased their solar system in 2020

Cost of Solar in Colorado

Solar Installation Process in Colorado

The cost of each solar energy system is different for everyone. Many different variables will determine the exact cost of materials, installation, and labor for your solar energy system. The size of your home, type and size of your roof, energy consumption, the amount of panels, cost of permitting, and federal, state, and local incentives will all have an impact on the final true cost. The only way to know exactly how much solar will cost for your home is by contacting us to receive consultation by a solar expert. We know it can be helpful to get an idea of the regional data, though: According to SolarReviews, as of 2021, the average cost to install a residential solar energy system in Colorado ranged from $9,750 – $11,917 after solar tax credits. Many customers have been able to save money by going solar because of the current low financing rates. If you’ve got a credit score over 650 and a household income over $40,000 annually, then you have a great chance to qualify for solar financing in Colorado. When you work with Noble Solar, we’ll include the cost of labor in our initial quote to make the breakdown as simple as possible.

The installation process for those living in Colorado is the same as it would be in any other state. And, since Colorado offers an amazing net metering program, many homeowners choose to stay connected to the grid so that they can benefit from the potential savings of net metering. Solar can be installed year round in Colorado but we recommend a winter or spring installation date because it ensures that your system will be up and ready to go by the time summer comes around.The installation process usually takes less than a day to complete depending on the size of your system.

Schedule your Colorado Solar Power Consultation

Making the switch to solar in Colorado is as easy as scheduling a free, 5-minute initial phone consultation with our team of specialists to make sure that solar is a good fit for you and your home. We’ll ask you some basic questions about your current electricity consumption, your roof, any possible tree shading, why you’re interested in solar, answer any of your questions, and address any concerns you may have. We’ll also go through the different tax credits and rebates available so you have a chance to see what kind of savings you will be eligible for. Next, we’ll set up an in-home or virtual (Zoom or Skype) appointment to perform a more in-depth evaluation of your home and go over equipment, costs, logistics, and next steps.


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A Solar System for your home or business can vary in cost, but with the energy credits your system produces with the current government incentives, most people can switch to solar without any extra out-of-pocket expense - and many end up saving money immediately vs their current electric bill. Switching to solar has many benefits, some immediate, and some realized over the course of owning your system. These benefits include lifetime savings on your energy costs as well as reduced pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. The cost of electricity is always on the rise. When you switch to Solar, you own your own generating station. As the electric company raises their rates, your affordable Solar payment stays the same. Once your system is paid in full, you'll continue to generate electricity for your home at no cost! To see how much you can save, lifetime, click here!

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