What kind of solar panels do you use?
We use several manufacturers. It all depends on the size and details of your installation.
How does the Federal Tax Credit work?
In October, 2008 the US Congress passed HR 1424. This law increased the tax credit to 30% of the total cost of the project. Here is summary and copy of HR 1424
How does the Xcel rebate work?
A. Electric pricing – The Colorado Public Utility Commission (PUC) authorizes electricity rate increase requests of the private/public utility companies. For 2014, Xcel charged a residential retail rate for electricity of .12c/kWatt-hour, and bought electricity at a wholesale rate of .034c/kWatt-hour. In 2009, the PUC authorized a 13.2% rate hike on customers in the Xcel teritory.Historically the cost of electricity has inflated faster than the general inflation rate every year, for an average of 6% annually.
B. Xcel Rebate – To stimulate renewable energy installations some Colorado utilities will give a rebate per kilo-watt/hour you produce for the next 10 years. In return you sign a contract with the utility agreeing to stay on the grid for 20 years and allowing them to use your carbon credits.