Fort Collins, Colorado Solar Companies

By installing solar panels in Fort Collins, you're saving money, keeping your energy producing dollars in the community and reducing pollution.

Whether or not you decide to go "Solar", we encourage you to educate yourself and explore what decisions are being made politically in Fort Collins, CO by exploring the City of Fort Collins's website.

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"Going Solar" in Fort Collins?

Installing solar panels in Fort Collins

Fort Collins has made big strides in support of renewable energies over the past several years. In 2004, Fort Collins contained just 13 kW of installed solar capacity, rising to over 1,342 kW today.

This explosion of solar energy is in part fueled by the city’s commitment to reducing the prices and difficulty of installing solar panels at a home or business. In April of 2013, Fort Collins was recognized for their commitment by earning gold-level status from the Solar Friendly Communities project – an initiative that awards cities based on their abilities to reduce confusion surrounding solar installation.

Residents of Fort Collins are able to easily access inspection, solar permitting instructions, and rebates through one, easy-to-use website. These outreach efforts are allowing more people than ever before to easily discover the benefits of going solar in Fort Collins.

Why go solar in Fort Collins?
Access local incentives

Fort Collins Utilities has a history of supporting solar energy for residents of the city – it was actually one of the first in Colorado to offer green energy to customers.

Keeping with tradition, Fort Collins Utilities offer a generous rebate program to customers who install solar panels on their homes or businesses. Residential systems can earn back $1.75 per watt up to 3 kW, or $5,250. Commercial systems earn the same rate, but are capped at 10 kW instead, or up to $17,500.

If you’re concerned about initial fees, Fort Collins Utilities also offers an on-bill, low cost financing option. Loans range from $1,000 to $15,000 – up to 100% of total project costs.

Residents who are not with Fort Collins Utilities likely purchase electricity from the Poudre Valley REA, which also offers incentives to go solar. When installing panels, those customers can earn $1.50 per watt installed, for a maximum of $4,500.

Help fund the growing green movement in Fort Collins

Green energy is set to become a major contributor to the economy in Fort Collins. Already, manufacturers located in the city are growing and absorbing other companies – even overseas ones.

Recently, Fort Collins-based Advanced Energy Industries acquired Refosul Holding, a German provider of solar power components. The purchase is set to accelerate revenue at Advanced Energy Industries to over $400 million in 2014 – money that will be injected into the Fort Collins economy.

Expanding demand for solar and more affordable prices will help drive green job growth in Fort Collins – from manufacturers to installers. If you’re interested in learning more about how solar can benefit you and Fort Collins, contact solar installers in your area. Research other customers’ experiences so you can learn which installer will work best for you.

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