Adding a home solar energy system will save the average Colorado homeowner nearly sixty thousand dollars. Discover how much money you can save with a free Solar Savings Estimate.
All solar energy system purchases qualify for a generous federal tax credit — 26% for 2020 installations and 22% for 2021 installations. That works out to up to $13,000+ cash back. Additionally, renewable energy systems purchased in the State of Colorado are exempt from state, RTD and SCFD sales taxes. Colorado homeowners are also exempt from property taxes related to the increased home value from adding solar panels. With the federal solar tax credit reducing at the end of this year and utility incentives slowly being phased out, there will never be a better time to install solar panels for your home. Contact us for a free consultation and energy saving analysis, we’ll help you take advantage of any rebates and incentives you are eligible for.
Colorado homeowners save thousands of dollars on energy savings alone when they switch to solar. Colorado residential utility electricity rates have increased more than 65% over the last 15 years and continue to rise. By installing a solar power system most homeowners are able to completely eliminate or drastically reduce their monthly electric bill. Our high-quality, high-efficiency solar panels include a 25-year manufacturer warranty, although they will likely generate a good amount of electricity 30-40 years down the line. The average Colorado homeowners get a return on their solar investment in 5-10 years; this leaves those who install solar on their home 20+ years of living without energy bills. Many homeowners save upwards of $80,000 over the life of their solar system.
Charge your electric vehicle with free electricity generated from your solar system and realize even greater monthly savings when you never have to pay for gasoline again.
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You can make money off your solar panel system and receive a monthly payment based on the amount of energy your solar system produces. Colorado state law requires utility companies to offer their customers net metering, which means you will receive credit for each excess kilowatt hour you export to the grid. Averaging 300 days of sunshine annually, Colorado is an ideal location to capitalize on the free energy provided by solar rays. During the day, your solar panels will most likely generate more power than you use. Net metering allows your utility company to purchase this extra energy and either pay you or give you credit on your electric bill for when you need energy from the grid.
Modern solar technology provides customers with consistent, dependable, and reliable energy. Battery backup turns your solar panel system into an energy source during blackouts. A grid-tied solar setup with a battery backup is more reliable, safe, and sustainable than generators or utility providers and solar panels require little maintenance overall. Our high-quality, high-efficiency solar modules are designed, engineered and assembled in the United States. We are passionate about providing state-of-the-art solar technology that is guaranteed to last.
Research shows that homes equipped with solar energy systems have a higher property value and sell more quickly than equivalent homes without solar. A study conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) concluded that homes with solar panels sell 20% faster and for 17% more money. U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that the sales price of the average home increased $17,000 with solar panels. Probably the most telling for the Denver metro area was a study published by The Colorado Energy Office tailored to the residential home market on the Front Range. This study found that homes appreciate in value by up to $2,600 per kilowatt when a solar system is installed.
We know that the majority of homeowners choose to go solar because it makes good sense from a financial point of view. That being said, the environmental benefits are also clearly worth mentioning. Solar energy is one of the cleanest sources of energy. Solar systems help eliminate carbon emissions, air pollution, ocean pollution, and habitat destruction. The average residential solar system offsets about 100,000 lbs. of carbon dioxide in 20 years – the equivalent of driving a car for 100,000 miles. By installing solar panels, you will be reducing your carbon footprint and reducing our dependency on fossil fuels, benefiting the environment and our community.
Rocky Mountain Service Professionals is one of the fastest growing solar energy companies in the Denver area. Our professional staff will guide you through the solar design and installation process to maximize your energy efficiency and savings. A skilled solar technician will provide you with a custom photovoltaic (PV) solar system design, proposal and energy saving analysis and answer all your questions on battery backups, solar rebates and incentives, solar savings, system specs, and installation, making sure you have all of the information you need to make an informed decision.
Our process makes "going solar" easy and straight-forward. To get started, give us a call at 303-961-6719. We'll ask some simple questions about your location, and current utility costs, and give you an estimate of your savings. Most Colorado homeowners can save thousands of dollars by switching to solar power.
A solar professional will visit your home or business to thoroughly evaluate your energy needs and answer any questions. After the visit you will receive a customized Solar Energy Evaluation & Savings Proposal.
Our professional solar team will create a custom photovoltaic (PV) solar system design for you, engineering specifications to fit your solar energy needs. We will guide you through the permitting process and make sure you are eligible for solar rebates and incentives available in the Denver area.
Your complete home energy system will be installed by our skilled solar technicians, then your system will be connected to your local utility company, and you'll be all set to begin realizing your solar savings, and lowering your carbon footprint.
Want to know more about solar energy? Following are the answers to our most frequently asked questions. Have another question that's not covered here? Our master solar technicians would be happy to answer all of your solar and energy questions during a free solar consultation.
The average Colorado homeowner will save upwards of $60,000 over the life of their solar energy system. Depending on a variety of factors, including the cost of your current utility bill, and your location, your savings could well be thousands more than that. Schedule a free consultation and site visit to receive a customized Energy Evaluation and Savings Proposal tailored to fit your personal energy needs.
There are currently several incentives available for switching to solar power at a federal, state, and local level. The largest of these is the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC). The ITC is a 26 percent tax credit for solar systems installations on residential and commercial properties for 2020. In 2021 the tax credit reduces to 22 percent, after that the tax credit will no longer be available. This federal solar tax credit allows you to deduct 26 percent of the cost of installing a solar energy system from your federal taxes. The ITC applies to both residential and commercial systems, and there is no cap on its value.
Colorado has several tax exemptions for renewable energy equipment. Firstly, the Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Equipment means that you won’t pay any sales tax on the purchase of your solar system. Secondly, the Property Tax Exemption for Residential Renewable Energy Equipment keeps you from having to pay any additional taxes on the increased value of your house.
The State of Colorado will help pay your mortgage if you install energy efficiency upgrades and a renewable energy system within the first 120 days of buying your new home. Depending on how much you improve your house’s rating on the Home Energy Rating System Index, you could receive between $750 and $3,000 from this loan program.
Additionally, many Colorado utilities and local organizations offer cash rebates to homeowners who add solar panels to their properties.
At Rocky Mountain Solar Services, we'll work with you to make sure you can take advantage of all the solar incentives available to you in Colorado.
Yes, the major utility providers in Colorado pay you for extra power you generate with your solar power system, this is known as net metering. Net metering programs allow customers to get credit back from excess generation on a bill when the amount of energy a solar panel system generates is greater than the amount of energy consumed. Customers receive payment for the excess energy generated.
Yes, averaging 300 days of sunshine annually, Colorado is an ideal location to capitalize on the free energy provided by solar rays. Plus, Colorado state law requires utility companies to offer their customers net metering, which means you will receive credit for excess energy you generate with your solar system.
There are many ways to improve the energy efficiency of your home or business. These range from simple and easy options like replacing older lightbulbs with energy efficient versions, to "smart" technology products that help you automate and regulate your energy usage, to more complete energy overhauls like installing solar panels to take take advantage of an abundant, free, and renewable energy source (the sun). Small changes can add up to big savings, and help reduce your carbon footprint. At Rocky Mountain Solar Services, we would be happy to help you find ways to improve your energy efficiency, as well as ensure that all of your electrical systems are working optimally and safely. Schedule a home energy audit to get a plan that is customized to your priorities and energy needs.
Yes, we proudly use solar panels that are designed, engineered, and assembled right here in the United States. Through state-of-the-art engineering and outstanding quality, our solar panel modules offer world-class performance and guaranteed long-term reliability.
Yes, we have relationships with local lenders who have various financing options available. Many of our clients are able to qualify for "green" loans, which are often home equity loans or lines of credit with favorable terms. You may also be able to take advantage of utility rebates and government tax credits.