3 Options To Go Solar in Denver

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3 Options To Go Solar in Denver

If you want solar power, Denver is making your options easier than ever. In fact, going solar is becoming increasingly commonplace.

Colorado enjoys around 300 sunny days annually, and it’s now home to many solar power manufacturers, installers and community organizations. And they’re ready to help people who are interested in transitioning to solar power. 

Here are some ways Denver is helping local residents go solar.

Joining the Denver Solar Cooperative

Solar United Neighbors, a Colorado-based nonprofit, has partnered with Denver’s city and county governments to create the Denver Solar Co-Op. This co-op helps Denver residents and business owners install solar panel systems, batteries and level-2 EV chargers. 

The nonprofit practices what it preaches. Solar United Neighbors is dedicated to providing education, support and unbiased guidance for every stage of your solar journey — whether you’re exploring financial options, installation plans or manufacturers to purchase from.

The partnership between Solar United Neighbors and the City of Denver to create the Denver Solar Co-Op was a perfect fit. After all, that partnership hinged on a similar interest: promoting solar energy throughout the city.

You might wonder what other ways you could benefit by joining a co-op. We’ll offer a few!

For one, co-ops use their group purchasing power to get deals on the price and installation of solar panel systems. They also choose installers based on the entire member group’s input, bidding and needs. Whichever installer the group selects then offers a personalized proposal for each group member. 

The Denver Solar Co-Op currently has 147 members. It’s not accepting new admissions at this time, but you can easily join its waitlist.

Participating in the Renewable Denver Initiative

The Renewable Denver Initiative plans to create community solar gardens across the city. The Colorado Department of Local Affairs, which funded $1 million to the initiative via the Renewable Energy Challenge grant program, supports the project. 

The Renewable Energy Challenge program provides limited funding to local projects that support and develop renewable energy infrastructure, especially where clean energy is sparse. 

The initiative will place community solar gardens on rooftops, parking lots and any suitable vacant land in Denver’s city council districts. It plans to produce a maximum of 15 megawatts (MW) of power. 

Local facilities, residents and businesses will share all power generated from the community solar gardens. Plus, the initiative will set aside at least 10% of the power for low- and middle-income residents to help them save on their electricity bills. 

This initiative will not only advance Denver’s standing as a city that values sustainability but also move Colorado’s electricity system toward a cleaner way of operating. As a bonus, it’ll do so through the help of residents, and they’ll learn about the benefits of green energy. 

Interested? Join the Renewable Denver Initiative.

Purchasing Your Own Solar Panels

EnergySage and the city and county of Denver have partnered to help customers find their best commercial solar installation and home solar installation options. 

Using its online portal, developed with the help of the U.S. Department of Energy, you can discover your property’s solar capacity, get an estimate of how much you’d save by going solar and receive quotes from trusted local installers. 

You can also speak with an advisor via phone or email to chat about specific quotes or ask questions. 

Learn more about EnergySage and its mission in this short video

Get the Best Solar Panels Denver Offers

When you want solar power, Denver is a smart (and beautiful) place to start!

Solar power installers Freedom Solar serves both Colorado Springs and Denver, Colorado, in the purchasing, installation and solar repair and maintenance of SunPower solar panels.

To learn more about renewable energy or how to start your solar energy journey, fill out our online form. One of our specialists will get in touch for a free consultation.

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