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    The Mile-High City soars with solar energy

The state of solar in Denver

There’s no shortage of sunshine in the Mile-High City. On average, it has about 245 bright, sunny days a year, much more than the national average.* About 72% of the buildings in Denver are solar-viable, with the potential to generate 3.4 million megawatt-hours (that’s 3.4 trillion watts!) of power every year, making it one of the best regions for clean energy and sustainable living.*

  • *. bestplaces.net, Climate in Denver, Colorado (accessed 8/19/2021)
  • *. Google, Project Sunroof data explorer (November 2018)

How much solar energy does Denver produce?

Denver has over 3,600 existing solar installations.* The city’s metro area alone has over 14 megawatts (i.e., 14 million watts) of solar capacity, enough solar energy to provide power for more than 2,500 residential properties.*

  • *. Google, Project Sunroof data explorer (November 2018)
  • *. SEIA.org, Denver Solar Fact Sheet (accessed 8/19/2021)

What are the advantages of going solar in Denver?

Denver is a city that values green living, making it an ideal place to go solar. Solar energy is sustainable and produces virtually no air, land, or water pollution. A single residence that goes solar could eliminate over 35,000 pounds of harmful carbon dioxide emissions in a year.*

Going solar also offers financial benefits. Installing a quality solar system could increase your home’s property value by an average of more than 4%.* It also reduces monthly utility expenses because the PV panels generate substantial clean energy, even on overcast days.

By going solar, Denver residents can also take advantage of the sun’s reliability. Solar panels are low-maintenance, and most companies offer warranties good for 20 to 25 years, ensuring that the system will be generating power for years.

One more benefit of adding a solar system to your residential property is that the increased value of your property is exempt from property taxes, according to Colorado law.

  • *. Reenergizeco.com, The Advantages of Solar Power, (updated 8/15/2019)
  • *. Zillow, Homes with Solar Panels Sell for 4.1% More, (April, 2019)

What’s the best way to go solar in Denver?

No two solar systems will work the same way on two separate properties since so many factors contribute to the effectiveness of the system, even within the same city. It’s best to seek assistance from a licensed solar provider to help you go solar and begin your clean-living journey.

Before meeting with a solar provider, it’s worth using a solar savings estimator to quickly build a custom solar system design for your roof with an estimate of how much money you’ll save on electric bills and the amount of power it will produce.

A reputable solar contractor will have a wealth of knowledge about what it takes to go solar in Denver. They will consider everything from the size, location, and shape of your home’s roof to its exterior design to determine which panel system will be ideal for your household’s energy needs. Their team will also help you access federal, state, and local incentives to reduce your initial costs.

Get started now. Request your consultation with SunPower. We’ll follow up with a quick call to schedule a time. You can also call us directly at (800) 786-7693.

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