Residential Solar

Installing Solar Panels On A Residential Rooftop In Northern Colorado

Solutions that Save You Money and Save the Planet!

Dependence on fossil fuels has created an environmental and energy crisis that’s affecting homeowners everywhere. But Alt E Wind & Solar is here to help you fight rapidly increasing energy costs and worsening environmental problems. Our approach helps you:
  • Save money by using less energy 
  • Lower your contribution to pollution by using less fossil fuel 
  • Preserve our natural resources and our domestic fuel supplies

Solar Electric 

Solar Hot Water

Rebates and
Incentives

Our Pay-It-Forward Program

Other Services


Residential Solar Photovoltaics (PV) for Generating Clean Electricity in your Home!




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 home. By using solar power you will:

Increase Your Home’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 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. 


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Solar Electric
​(Photovoltaic)

Residential Solar PV And How It Works

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Solar Electric Systems are Simple, Durable, and Long Lasting



Since a photovoltaic (PV) solar system is a valuable home improvement 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 years to come!


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


At Alt E Wind & Solar, we believe it should be easy for you to get a solar PV system. 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 you.
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.


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).


Residential Solar Thermal Systems for Water Heating!


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 home using the clean, renewable power of the sun.  By using a residential thermal solar system you will: 

Increase Your Home’s Value - According to the Appraisal Institute, "A thermal solar system increases property value by $10,000 for each $500 in annual utility savings."

Save Money – Conventional water heating can account for nearly 25% of your home’s total energy use, but you can slash these costs up to 80% by using a solar water heating system.

Decrease Your Harmful Environmental Impact – heating water with the sun from your 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 60% or more of your system’s installation cost.


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Solar Hot Water
​(Thermal)

Residential Solar Hot Water and How It Works

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Solar Water Heating Systems are Simple, Compact, and Durable 



Since a solar water heating system doubles as a home improvement 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 – Typical systems require only 64 SF of roof space and are built with solar collectors that 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.


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


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, comprehensive 
     site evaluation to help determine if a solar electric system is right
     for you.
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.


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).



Rebates and Incentives for 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%, Coloradoans 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 incentives.  Equally important is the fact that the investment you make in your alternative energy project will protect you 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 home... 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.


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Rebates and Incentives

Incentives and Rebates For Residential Solar Installations In Colorado


Residential Solar Electric (Photovoltaic) Incentives:

Xcel Energy Rebates
Xcel incentive amounts will step down over time as certain MW targets are met.  Incentive amounts are reflected as of 01/12/2018:
  • 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 500.0 kW DC the incentive will be determined through competitive bid process.

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.  IRS Form 5695 is the tax form which should be submitted to claim this tax credit.

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. 


Residential Solar Water Heating (Thermal) 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.  IRS Form 5695 is the tax form which should be submitted to claim this tax credit.

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. 


Alt E Wind & Solar's Residential 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 residential customers an opportunity to participate in our Pay-it-Forward program. 

Each residential customer that installs a solar system can choose which organization they wish to help, and Alt E will make the donation in that customers name! 


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Pay-It-Forward Program


Option #1: The Wild Animal Sanctuary


The Wild Animal Sanctuary is a 720 acre refuge for large animal rescues such as lions, tigers, bears and wolves. Most of these animals have been abused and treated very poorly either by private owners or organizations within the entertainment industry. The refuge allows these animals, many for the first time, to roam freely in wide open spaces with others of their own species. After discovering TWAS, those of us at Alt E Wind & Solar immediately fell in love. We decided to support the Sanctuary by not only adopting an animal for our Company, but also by adopting an animal in each customer's name!

We have opted to stick with the largest animals for adopting as this provides the most support for the sanctuary. Large Animal Adoption (Lion, Tiger, Cougar, Wolf, Leopard or Bear) includes:

• A beautiful framed photograph of your adopted animal
• An Adoption Certificate, including your animal’s story and a photo
• One annual membership which will allow you and whomever you would like to bring, free entrance into the sanctuary for a year from purchase date  
• Periodic updates on your animal, including a snapshot of him or her
• Large Animal Adoption only, a Sanctuary T-shirt

For more information about TWAS,  click here.

The Wild Animal Sanctuary Logo


Option #2: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is a leading pediatric cancer hospital that is pioneering research and treatments for kids with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Unlike other hospitals, St. Jude receives almost all of its necessary funding from generous donors. Because of this, St. Jude is able to cover the cost of surgeries and procedures, travel, housing, and even food. They believe that all a family should worry about is helping their child live. We would like to help fund the hospital by making a $400 donation to St. Jude's in the customers name! 

For more information regarding St. Jude Children's Research Hospital,  click here.


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, including utility interconnection and rebate paperwork.  We are your single point of contact, which means you don’t have to juggle multiple vendors, contacts, plans, and schedules. We manage every aspect of your project, so you have complete visibility into the process from start to finish. Therefore we are proud to offer other services that help ensure you get the most out of your solar system.


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Other Services


Operations & Maintenance

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!
Other Services Offered By Alt E Wind & Solar


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!