Solar Power Options in Colorado

Home Improvement

A home is one’s castle. Having an eco-friendly castle not only helps the environment, but can also add value to your home, great news if you are planning to sell your property. Using solar power is a great way to add a unique amenity to your home and conserve energy. Colorado as a state is a great supporter of solar power. This support is spread down to the local level through regional utility services as well. With programs from utility rebates to statewide incentives there are a variety of options and plans to choose from when you are ready to go solar. With residential solar panel systems there is on average more power generated than used, this can result in a great return on the investment for many home owners.

Before you make the step into solar power you will want to do some in-depth research to find the best program and products for your home. Listed below are some great resources when it comes to solar power in Colorado.

·      If you are a customer of Colorado Springs Utilities there are incentives for installing a solar power system which is tied to the regional electricity grid. This provides additional renewable power for everyone to use, and home owners benefit in the form of a credit toward their energy bill.

·      Clean Energy Authority Colorado is a valuable resource to learn about solar power and the programs run by the state. In addition to any utility incentives, Colorado offers property tax exemptions for solar equipment such as solar panels and solar water heaters.

·      With all the different rebates and incentives available it is helpful to have a resource with links and information on different Colorado solar programs. Residential Solar 101 is one such resource. Not only can you see which utilities offer solar incentives, but you can learn about financing as well. There is also a variety of educational material and a calculator to estimate your own energy savings.

·      Another excellent resource is This site provides a snapshot picture of solar power in Colorado. Here you will find the 2016 Colorado Solar Power Information page with up to date information on costs, incentives, returns on investment and savings. There is also a guide to help you determine the best solar approach for you and your home.

If you are ready to make the switch to solar power, you have a lot of options to consider. The savings in energy and money are just the beginning when it comes to using renewable energy. When you are ready to sell or buy your home, we at Springs LifeStyles Real Estate are here to help you with all of your real estate needs! As your buyer agent, we will strive to give you the best support we can. Call Kathy Stenberg at (719) 963-4867 or you can email her at You can also visit us at our website for available listings and additional information.