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The Colorado Sierra Club + ARE Solar

ARE Solar is proud to support the Colorado Sierra Club and their efforts to push Colorado towards 100% clean energy.  The #ReadyFor100 campaign urges Colorado citizens, businesses, and politicians to make the switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources like solar and wind to power our state.  With cities like Denver, Boulder, Pueblo and [...]

By | July 3rd, 2018|Information, News|0 Comments

Can Hail Damage Solar Panels?

To say the weather in Colorado is sporadic would be an understatement.  While The Centennial State boasts 300 days of sunshine per year, the other 60 can feel like the world is coming to an end.  Every year, the Front Range is sieged by booming thunderstorms and torrential downpours.  And hail.  Especially hail. The single [...]

By | May 17th, 2018|Information|0 Comments

Why Solar Makes Sense for Electric Car Owners

In the last few years electric vehicles (EV’s) have taken strides in becoming more reliable sources of transportation.  Studies say that by 2025, 1 in every 6 cars sold will be electric.  Locally, the Denver Post notes that "Colorado could have nearly 1 million electric vehicles on the road come 2030".  This makes sense considering [...]

By | April 19th, 2018|Information|0 Comments

5 Steps: Xcel Energy Usage

Xcel Energy customers can follow these 5 easy steps to find their annual energy consumption, which is measured in kilowatt hours (kwh).   Step 1: Login to your Xcel Account   Step 2: Go to "My Usage" Step 3: Select "Table View" Scroll down a bit and select "Table View" Make sure that the timeframe [...]

By | November 28th, 2017|Information|2 Comments

Denver Passes Green Roof Initiative

  On Tuesday November 7th of 2017 Denver voters passed Initiative-300 Denver Green Roof Initiative requiring new builds of 25,000 square feet or larger to feature a green roof addition.  This can can come in the form of a solar panel array or green, vegetative space. The grass roots ordinance will help Denver reach some of [...]

By | November 14th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Are you eligible for solar investment tax credit?  

Solar investment tax credit, also referred to as the federal solar tax credit, is an incentive offered by the government to allow residential and commercial properties to deduct 30 percent of the cost of installing a solar energy system from their federal taxes. According to Section 25D of the federal tax credit, residential investment tax [...]

By | December 27th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are you eligible for Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit?

The use of renewable energy has been on the rise in the past few years because of its huge benefits when it comes to saving energy as well as its incredible efficiency. Additionally, those using renewable energy in their homes or businesses are offered incentives by the government as a way of encouraging more use [...]

By | December 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Does Solar Energy Actually Power My Home?  

You get the general idea. But like many of us you are probably curious: How does solar work in my home? Let's take a closer look. Solar power is really very interesting. And you may be surprised what you thought you knew. The Solar Basics Solar rays are a form of power. They heat the day and [...]

By | November 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What 5 questions should I ask before hiring a company to install solar panels on my home? 

Going solar is definitely an option many homeowners are considering today. Solar energy offers plenty of benefits to you, the major one being huge savings on energy bills. Once you have decided to go solar and determined your equipment as well as financing options, the next step is to contract a reliable installation company to [...]

By | November 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Winter Weather May Affect Your Solar Energy System

How will your photovoltaic (PV) system withstand Colorado's snowy winters? Pretty well! The truth is that solar panels are built to last decades, and part of their appeal is that they have no need for annual winterproofing or maintenance. Can ice and snow damage solar panels? snowy solar panels on the roof of a house [...]

By | October 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments
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