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At ADT Solar, we’ve made it our goal to deliver the best customer service in the solar energy industry. Each of our solar installers is trained and experienced in professionally installing solar energy systems coupled with professional roofing experience.
You can trust the energy specialists of ADT Solar to pinpoint areas in your home where energy efficiency improvements can be made during our free home energy audit. Afterward, we work with you using your historical electric bills to create a solar energy system custom-built for your home to bring you savings.
With ADT Solar, you can expect:
As one of the largest residential solar installers in the nation, we take care of you every step of the way. We have helped thousands across the nation save money and gain energy independence. We service Denver, Colorado Springs, and surrounding areas. We make going solar an easy decision and a wise investment. Want to know more? Contact us for a quote or keep reading to find out why going solar in Colorado is worth it.
If you live in the beautiful state of Colorado, we have good news for you. Colorado is one of the top states in the nation for going solar. It is ranked 13th in the nation according to SEIA, with enough solar installed to power 297,580 homes.
Why go solar in Colorado? Between all the sunny days and all the incentives Colorado offers for going solar, it’s easy to see why solar in the state of Colorado is a great investment.
In addition, electricity prices are on the rise with new decisions on time of use rates. As of 2021, electricity rates in Colorado will rise during peak times of the day. This helps encourage residents to consider sustainable options for energy.
It’s clear that Colorado cares about its mountains, lakes, and forest with their emphasis on renewable sources of energy. In fact, Colorado was one of the first states to implement a renewable energy portfolio.
So, is Colorado a good state for solar? Absolutely.
Call (866) 450-1012 or enter your information. An ADT Solar Energy Specialist will contact you to schedule your estimate and help you determine if solar is right for you.
Now that we know Colorado is a great state for solar, let’s go through the top reasons solar panels are worth it in Colorado.
Colorado has close to 300 days of sunshine if you count partially sunny days (which still can be used by your solar PV system!). This means that in the sunniest cities of the centennial state, there is around 75% of sunshine yearly. Put that sunshine to work for you.
Help keep Colorado beautiful by switching to renewable energy. Renewable energy sources like solar produce no waste in the air, oceans or land, unlike harmful oil and gas. Many states have already passed renewable energy initiatives that include a transition to renewable energy fully by 2050.
As with any other technology, the more it develops, the more affordable it becomes. The solar technology field has made huge advancements over the last few decades, making it more reliable, affordable and more appealing than ever. Whether it’s the newest solar panel technology, or the Enphase Encharge and Tesla Powerwall batteries, you’ll be satisfied with your purchase. Choosing a solar installer (like ADT Solar), who only uses the latest technology with the most reputable brands will give you peace of mind in your investment. Plus, it puts the power in your hands with advanced app monitoring technologies.
When you go solar you’ll be able to produce your own clean energy instead of using energy from your utility company’s grid. And with net metering in Colorado, you’ll be able to sell back any of your unused energy to the utility company for an even greater cut to your electric bills.
Take advantage of solar incentives and tax credits.
Colorado has state-wide solar programs that make the investment of going solar worthwhile. Take advantage of local utility rebates, the federal tax credit and net metering. Curious what solar incentives are available to you? Let’s take a look at that in our next section.
Read More: Are Solar Panels Worth It In Colorado?
Going solar in Colorado is well worth the investment: protect yourself from rising electricity bills, make use of the abundant sunshine, and preserve the environment.
There are also some pretty generous solar panel incentives for switching to clean energy in Colorado. These include the federal solar tax credit, state-wide net metering, and local and utility incentives. Installing solar panels in your home also helps increase its worth.
In this section, we’ll go over all the financial incentives for going solar in the state of Colorado, including:
The best incentive for going solar is the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) offered by the United States federal government. This federal tax credit is available to Colorado homeowners and provides a 30% tax credit of the entire solar energy system cost, including a battery system.
One of the incentives for going solar in Colorado is through a program called net metering. Net metering allows you to sell any excess electricity produced by your solar panels back to your utility company. They will then credit your account for this energy, which reduces your monthly bill (or gives you a credit for future months). The rules for net metering are different depending on your utility company. In Colorado, the net metering policy was established in 2005 and in 2018 was expanded to also include a solar battery backup.
The Colorado net metering policy allows customers with solar panel installations to receive credits up to 120% of what their solar panels generate.
If your provider is Xcel Energy in Colorado, your monthly credits can be applied towards your next energy bill. Customers of Xcel can decide what to do with their credits at the beginning of their contract. Customers can choose whether they want the utility to reimburse you or to roll it over. Other utilities provide monthly bill monetary credits. For more information about net metering with Xcel, read their Solar Rewards FAQ.
More good news if you live in Colorado: your Homeowners Association (HOA) can’t prevent you from adding solar panels to your home. If you’re subject to an HOA, you don’t have to worry because the law clearly states that home improvements that lead to producing renewable energy cannot be restricted. This is according to Colorado Revised Statute (CRS) 38-30-168 which states:
“A covenant, restriction, or condition, contained in any deed, contract, security instrument, or other instrument affecting the transfer or sale of, or any interest in, real property that effectively prohibits or restricts the installation or use of a renewable energy generation device is void and unenforceable.”
In basic terms? Your HOA can’t stop you from having solar panels installed on your home. Of course there are some restrictions, so be sure to consult a lawyer if you have any questions about this or need further advice.
Colorado has some great solar rebates, depending on your utility company and where you live. Here are a couple of examples, but be on the lookout for more in your area, and it never hurts to ask your local utility company if they offer any additional incentives for going solar.
EnergySmart Colorado offers rebates between $400 and $3000 to residents in Eagle Valley, Roaring Fork Valley and Summit County. Holy Cross Energy also offers a rebate of $750 for the first 6kW of their system, and on average comes out to around $4,500 for a 6000kW system.
In the state of Colorado, there is no sales tax on solar panels according to the Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Equipment. In addition, the Property Tax Exemption for Residential Renewable Energy Equipment keeps you from having to pay any additional taxes on the increased value of your house.
Not only do solar panels save you money, they also add value to your home.
Even the experts agree! In a comprehensive report done by the US Department of Energy and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), they found out having solar panels installed to your home helps sell your home faster and get more money for it!
On average, solar panels add $20 of value for every $1 you save on your electric bill. So if you saved $200 a month on your electric bill with solar panels, you’d have an additional $4,000 of value added to your home.
And again in 2015 the Department of Energy and Berkeley Laboratory confirmed these findings with another study on the real estate market. After analyzing 22,000 homes, they found that homes with solar panels fetched a higher asking price than those without. About $4/watt, which comes out to be around $15,000 for residential, depending on your home and solar system.
In addition, solar panels can help your property spend less time on the market. In another study done by NREL, they found that solar properties earned about 17% more at closing, in addition to selling 20% faster.
Home improvements or additions to your home in Colorado may often hike up the amount of your property tax. But not in Colorado! Solar panels in Colorado are completely property tax exempt. That means all the value without having to pay additional property taxes for the solar panels installed on your home. According to Colorado law, 100% of the assessed value of the solar system is exempt from the homeowner’s property taxes.
Assessing the cost of going solar can be overwhelming, between figuring out the size of your system, how much energy you need and any incentives available to you. To best understand the sticker price, these factors should be discussed with a qualified Solar Sales Specialist who can offer you an appropriate quote for your particular situation.
Read more about some of the factors involved in determining the cost of going solar.
The good news for you is that Colorado is a prime state for solar incentives that help to offset the initial price tag. In addition, with high electricity bills in Colorado, your solar system will pay for itself at some point and then will start making you money.
Since 2008, ADT Solar has a proven history and reputation for providing quality service, and was ranked #2 for 2021 Solar Power World’s Top Residential Solar Installer in the United States. We are proud to offer some of the best warranties you can find in the solar industry and only use products that offer the same.
If you’re ready to take the next step, or even if you’re considering what it would take to get you there, contact us to discover all your options.
We install solar and roofs in Denver and surrounding areas. Contact us today to see if we service your area and get free solar quotes for your particular needs.
*Tax and credits or incentives including those provided by federal, state, or local governments may change or end. This can impact the amount of money you might save. Consult a tax professional to understand any tax liability or eligibility for any tax credits that may result from the purchase of your solar system.
**If you have taxable income and own the system, you may qualify for the federal investment tax credit (ITC). It is your responsibility to determine your eligibility and to apply. Consult a qualified tax professional for assistance and details.