Telluride, Colorado Solar Companies

By installing solar panels in Telluride, 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 Telluride, CO by exploring the City of Telluride's website.

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"Going Solar" in Telluride?

Installing solar panels in Telluride

One of America’s last great ski towns, Telluride’s reputation as a sustainably-focused, small-town ski destination is known around the world.

Town leaders in Telluride understand that a healthy environment in Telluride fosters a healthy economy. The town’s local economy largely relies on tourism, particularly from skiers in the winter months.

Unfortunately, Colorado’s winters are increasingly under threat from climate change, which is reducing the overall snowpack and quickening snowmelt in the state. The Mountain Studies Institute reports that over the past three decades, average temperatures in Colorado have risen by 2 degrees Fahrenheit, and could increase by 5.5 degrees by 2050.

Those seemingly minor changes in temperature have huge implications for ski mountains in Colorado. Between 1978 and 2004, snowmelt has already shifted two week earlier, and by 2040, overall snowpack could be down by 20%.

For towns like Telluride, reducing reliance on climate change-inducing fossil fuels is a key step to protecting the surrounding environment – and the local economy. By installing solar panels on your Telluride home or business, you join a growing movement in Colorado to live more sustainably, preserving Telluride’s ski reputation.

Why go solar in Telluride?
Access local incentives

As a Telluride resident, you most likely purchase electricity from the San Miguel Power Association, which offers a rebate to customers who go solar.

The SMPA Energy Rebate program offers customers a rebate worth $1.00 per watt of installed capacity, up to $3,000. Additionally, you can claim a 30% tax credit from the federal government on the cost of your system, further reducing costs.

Protect Telluride’s reputation

Without adequate snowpack, ski seasons in Colorado could get much shorter. That’s an economic disaster in the making for towns like Telluride, who rely on their pristine slopes for tourism activity in winter months.

By installing solar panels in Telluride, you reduce the region’s collective reliance on fossil fuels and help turn back global warming’s impacts. If more people across Colorado went solar, we could negate those impacts over time.

If you’re interested in helping reduce your fossil fuel use in Telluride, contact solar panel installers located nearby. If you have further concerns about going solar, you can also visit our Q&A section to speak with solar professionals and learn more.

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