Commercial Solar

Solar Installers Working On A Commercial Rooftop In Northern Colorado

Solutions that Save Money and Build Your Reputation!

Dependence on fossil fuels has created an environmental and energy crisis that’s affecting businesses and property owners everywhere. But Alt E Wind & Solar is here to help your Company put a cap on rising energy costs and elevate its public image. Our approach helps your Company: 
  • Cut its total monthly energy bills without sacrificing comfort for employees or customers 
  • Decrease fossil fuel use, which decreases pollution and greenhouse gas emissions 
  • Be recognized as a responsible, proactive leader who’s doing the right thing by reducing its carbon footprint

Solar Electric 

Solar Hot Water

Rebates and
Incentives

Our Pay-It-Forward Program

Other Services


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Solar Electric
​(Photovoltaic)


Solar Photovolataics (PV) for Generating Clean Electricity at your Business or Commercial Property!




Alt E Wind & Solar makes it easy to protect yourself from rising electricity rates and make a difference for the environment by helping you use solar power to generate clean electricity for your business or commercial property.  By using solar power you will:

Increase Your Property’s Value - According to the Appraisal Institute, "A solar electric system increases property value by $20,000 for each $1,000 in annual reduced operating costs."

Save Money – Lower or eliminate your company's electric bills entirely by generating your own clean, renewable power using solar panels.

Decrease Your Harmful Environmental Impact – generating your own clean electricity from the sun helps avoid the polluting emissions associated with fossil fuel-generated electricity (such as coal, oil, and natural gas).

Qualify For Rebates and Tax Credits – federal tax credits along with state and utility rebates can cover 60% or more of your system’s installation cost.

How Commercial Solar Works

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Solar Electric Systems are Simple, Durable, and Long Lasting



Since a photovoltaic (PV) solar system is a valuable improvement to your building and a smart investment in the future, we’ve designed our systems to combine three critical features: simplicity, durability, and longevity. 

Simple to Own and Operate – Our fully automated solar PV systems have no moving parts and require almost no maintenance. Also since they integrate seamlessly with existing electrical and mechanical systems, once your system is installed all you have to do is flip a switch to start generating electricity.  It really is that simple!

Extremely Durable – Inclement weather is no problem for our solar panels, which can withstand temperature extremes, 1” hail, and 150 mph winds.

Lifespans of 30 Years or More – Enjoy all the benefits of solar power for your business for years to come!


Getting a Solar Electric System is as Easy as 1-2-3!


We know your time is valuable!  Therefore, at Alt E Wind & Solar, we believe it should be easy for you to get a solar PV system for your business. That’s why we’ve developed a convenient process that takes you from start to finish in 3 simple steps.
1.  Site Evaluation – Our experts will conduct a free, comprehensive 
     site evaluation to help determine if a solar electric system is right 
     for your property.
2.   Design and Engineering – Our engineers will custom design the 
     highest quality, most aesthetically pleasing solar electric system 
     possible that meets your budget and electricity production goals.
3.  Installation – Our expert installers and project managers will
     ensure your installation meets our rigid standards by handling
     every aspect, including permit documentation and interconnection
     with your electricity provider.  We'll even handle all the rebate 
     paperwork for you!


The Solar Electric Experts

As engineers and environmentalists we’re passionate about what we do... designing the best solar photovoltaic systems possible:

Our designers, installers, and procurement teams have the best expertise in the business, so you can be confident you’ll have the best possible system.

We integrate the latest technologies to design systems that meet your power and financial goals.

We work with the best manufacturers in the industry to custom build a system that meets your budget.

We use the highest-quality components to give your system the longest lifespan possible.


For a free, no-obligation quote to find out if a solar electric system is right for you,  fill out this form or call 970.482.SOLAR (7652).


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Solar Hot Water
​(Thermal)


Thermal Solar Water Heating Systems for you Business or commercial Property!

How Solar Hot Water Works For A Commercial Building


Our dependence on fossil fuels has led to sky-high energy prices and environmental problems. But at Alt E Wind & Solar, we make it easy to tackle rising utility rates and worsening environmental problems with solar water heating systems that heat water for your business using the clean, renewable power of the sun.  By using a commercial thermal solar system you will: 

Increase Your Property’s Value - According to the Appraisal Institute, "A thermal solar system increases property value by $20,000 for each $1000 in annual utility savings."

Save Money – Depending on the type of business you operate, conventional water heating can account for 25% or more of your company's total energy use, but you can slash these costs up to 80% by using a commercial solar water heating system from Alt E Wind & Solar.

Decrease Your Harmful Environmental Impact – heating water with the sun from your company's own thermal solar system helps avoid the polluting emissions associated with fossil fuel-generated electricity (such as coal, oil, and natural gas).

Qualify For Rebates and Tax Credits – federal tax credits along with state rebates from the Governor's Energy Office can cover 50% or more of your system’s installation cost.

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Solar Water Heating Systems are Simple, Compact, and Durable 



Since a solar water heating system doubles as a valuable improvement to your property and a smart investment in the future, we’ve designed our systems to be simple, compact, and reliable.

Simple – Solar water heating systems are almost maintenance free.  About the only maintenance required is replacing the heat transfer fluid approximately every three years.

Compact – System sizes vary depending on the type of business you operate but typical thermal solar systems require much less roof space than solar electric (PV) systems. Average thermal solar collectors measure only 4’ x 8’ x 3”.

Durable – Solar collectors are protected from extreme temperatures, are optimized for year-round performance, and have life spans of 20 years or more, providing your business with many years of trouble free benefits!


Getting a Thermal Solar System is as Easy as 1-2-3!


We know your schedule is very hectic and at Alt E Wind & Solar we believe it should be easy for you to get a solar water heating system. That’s why we’ve developed a convenient process that takes you from start to finish in 3 simple steps.
1.  Free Site Evaluation – Our experts will conduct a free site  
     evaluation to help determine if a solar water heating system is
     right for your business or commercial property.
2.  Design and Engineering – Our engineers will then custom design 
     a system to fit your financial and energy saving goals.
3.  Installation – Our expert installers and project managers will
     mount the solar collectors on your roof, connect them to the 
     pump and storage tank, and seamlessly integrate the system 
     with your company's existing water heating system.

The Solar Water Heating Experts

As engineers and environmentalists we are passionate about designing the best solar thermal systems possible. Every project we touch bears the mark of our extensive experience in the solar industry:

  • Our designers and installers are industry-leading experts, so you can rest assured you’ll have the best system possible
  • Our designs use the latest technologies to meet the highest performance standards 
  • We use only the highest-quality components so that your system has the longest possible lifespan


For a free, no-obligation quote to find out if a thermal solar system is right for you,  fill out this form or call 970.482.SOLAR (7652).



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Rebates and Incentives


Rebates and Incentives for Commercial Alternative Energy Projects

Colorado is setting the standard nationwide as a leading provider of clean, renewable energy by requiring large investor owned utilities to obtain 30% of their power from renewable sources by 2020. Governor Bill Ritter signed the legislation on March 22, 2010 noting that the new standard makes it the "best in the Rocky Mountain West" and one of the highest in the nation. 

In order to achieve the mandated 30%, Colorado businesses and commercial property owners have a unique, once in a lifetime, opportunity to have up to 50% of the installation cost of their alternative energy project covered by various rebates and incentive programs.  Equally important is the fact that the investment you make in your alternative energy project will protect your business from rising electricity prices for years to come, while offering a better return than many other investments today.  Plus, it's very rewarding to watch your meter “spin backward,” see your utility bills slashed or eliminated, and add value to your property... all while knowing you are doing the right thing for the environment!

Alt E Wind & Solar will happily manage the entire rebate process for you from start to finish.  Outlined below are some of the rebates and incentives available to you.
Solar Rebates And Incentives For Commercial Businesses In Colorado
Xcel Energy Rebates
Xcel incentive amounts will step down over time as certain MW targets are met.  Incentive amounts are reflected as of 1/1/18:
Systems sized between 0.5kW – 25kW DC there is no longer any upfront cash rebate.  Instead Xcel pays $.005 per kWh of actual production (paid monthly for 10 years), in addition to the savings on your electric bill.
Systems sized between 25.1 kW – 500.0 kW DC there is no upfront cash rebate.  Instead Xcel pays $0.0425 per kWh of actual production (paid monthly for 20 years), in addition to the savings on your electric bill.
Systems larger than 500.1 kW DC the incentive will be determined through competitive bid process.

US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
The USDA offers the Rural Energy of America Program (REAP) which provides loan guarantees allowing your rural small business to more easily obtain financing for alternative energy projects.  Eligibility and availability of REAP funds vary, so call us now at 970.482.SOLAR (7652) or  click here to learn more about this program.

Federal Income Tax Credits
30% Federal Income Tax Credit for out-of-pocket costs after deducting any state/local incentives.  There is no limit on this tax credit. Commercial property owners are also eligible to depreciate their renewable energy systems over a 5 year period.

State of Colorado
State sales tax waiver (2.9%) 
RTD sales tax waiver (1.2%)

Other Utility Providers and Local Municipalities
Several other utilities and local governments offer limited rebates and incentives on an annual basis.  However, funds allocated for these local incentives are typically consumed rapidly.  Please call us (970.482.SOLAR) to find out about local incentives currently available in your area.

Database for Statewide Incentives 
The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) is a comprehensive source for current rebate information.  Click here or call us now to learn more about the incentives available in your area. 

Commercial Solar Electric (Photovoltaic) Incentives:


Utility Providers and Local Municipalities

Several utilities and local governments offer limited rebates and incentives on an annual basis.  However, funds allocated for these local incentives are typically consumed rapidly.  Please call us (970.482.SOLAR) to find out about local incentives currently available in your area.

Federal Income Tax Credits

30% Federal Income Tax Credit for out-of-pocket costs after deducting any state/local incentives.  There is no limit on this tax credit.  Commercial property owners are also eligible to depreciate their renewable energy systems over a 5 year period.

State of Colorado
State sales tax waiver (2.9%) 
RTD sales tax waiver (1.2%)

Database for Statewide Incentives 
The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) is a comprehensive source for current rebate information.  Click here or call us now to learn more about the incentives available in your area. 


Commercial Solar Water Heating (Thermal) Incentives:


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Pay-It-Forward Program


Alt E Wind & Solar's Commercial Pay-It-Forward Program

Here at Alt E Wind & Solar we understand how truly important it is, as a business, to be able to give back to the beautiful community we live in. Keeping this in mind, we proudly offer all commercial customers an opportunity to participate in our Pay-it-Forward program. 

By making a donation from our Company’s profit to any community organization of our customer’s choosing, we give back to the community on each and every commercial solar system we install.  Alt E will donate 1% of the total project cost to a charity of the customers choosing, in that customers name!

Outlined below are a few of the organizations we can contribute to, but we are happy to make this donation to any charity of your choice.

Alt E Wind And Solar's Commercial Pay-It-Forward Program
Boys And Girls Clubs Of Larimar County
Fort Collins Museum Of Art
Care Housing Charity
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Each commercial installation allows us to give back to the community and help support a unique charity. As a commercial customer, all you need to decide is which charity you want us to donate to!


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Other Services


Other Services We Are Proud To Offer!

Alt E Wind & Solar is a full-service solar installation provider. We offer everything from alternative energy feasibility studies to in-house design and installation to utility interconnection and rebate paperwork.  We are your single point of contact, which means you don’t have to juggle multiple vendors, engineers, utility contacts, plans, schedules, etc. We manage every aspect of your project, so you have complete visibility into the process from beginning to end. Because of this, we are proud to offer other services that help ensure you and your business get the most out of your solar system.


Operations & Maintenance

Other Services Regarding Commercial Solar Projects
While solar energy is typically very low maintenance, sometimes hardware needs a good tune-up. Alt E Wind & Solar will make sure that your system is performing optimally, help to avoid expensive repairs, and make sure that you get the most out of your investment. We take advantage of online monitoring software that gives our team the ability to record power production in real time, allowing us to spot potential issues as soon as they occur. If a problem does arise, our team of experienced solar installers will diagnose and troubleshoot the issue. We want your system to operate at maximum efficiency, so please click here to contact us with any operations and maintenance concerns!


Removal & Reset


Most photovoltaic (PV) modules are warrantied for 20-25 years, which means that occasionally a rooftop will need to be replaced during the lifetime of the system. We offer an additional removal and reset service that includes removing the existing solar system, and then resetting the solar modules once the reroofing is complete. Like all of our services, this is a complete turnkey solution which Alt E Wind & Solar will handle from start to finish. Our skilled team of installers can do a removal and reset for any system, whether we performed the initial installation or not. 

We want your solar panels to last you as long as possible. With that being said, a sturdy roof is essential for a durable solar system. We are proud to offer Removal & Reset services in hopes of extending the life of your systems. Please click here to get in contact with us about Removal & Reset services!