SandBox Solar: Solar Energy News


Stay up to date with our latest projects and learn about the benefits of going solar in Colorado. Our solar energy consultants will post pictures and stories of our work in Fort Collins, Greeley, and around the Front Range. We'll also provide insights into the renewable energy industry.

Own a Business? You’ll Want to Know about Solar Carports!


Posted in: Uncategorized | Tags: , , | April 18, 2019

Solar Carports

There are many options for solar panels today, including alternatives to the standard rooftop solar panels that most people are used to. One viable option is solar carports. Solar carports have become more prominent today with the increasing adoption of solar technology. They’re flexible, cost effective, and provide a better parking experience for your customers and employees. Sandbox Solar will help make your parking area work for you and generate electricity for your business.

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Energy Monitoring and Why It’s Important


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Here at Sandbox Solar, we’re committed to helping you find energy-efficient solutions that make sense for your needs and are reasonable on a long-term basis. The first step in doing so is to start with energy monitoring. This means that before we ever sell you a solar power system or make suggestions about energy-efficient upgrades to make in your home or office, we’ll get a baseline understanding of where you’re currently at. We’ll leverage smart energy-monitoring solutions to track and quantify how your home is currently performing and where you utilize the majority of your power. We’ll use this information to make smart decisions about the kind of solar system you may need and help you determine the most effective behavior changes and upgrades.

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Sandbox Solar Project in El Salvador with Engineers Without Borders


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After a devastating earthquake in La Criba, El Salvador, in 2008 disrupted the town’s main water supply, leaving them with insufficient and contaminated water, the Colorado State University chapter of Engineers Without Borders traveled there and installed a productive water distribution system and pump house to ensure that nearly all the homes and farms in La Criba could benefit from safe running water. This small, remote village is located about an hour from the capital in a remote area of the country, and despite the amazing addition of the pump, the town struggled to front the cost of running it regularly.

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Community Solar: Here’s What You Need to Know


Posted in: Solar Info | Tags: , , , , | April 3, 2019

Community Solar | Sandbox Solar

For many people, solar is simply out of reach. This could be due to space constraints, living in a rental home or apartment building, or financial barriers. In order to protect our environment and reap the benefits of solar for all, we’re looking at creative solutions to increase solar in our community. One of the ways we’ve found to do this is through community solar projects in Northern Colorado.

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4 Benefits of Smart Home Technology


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Smart Home | Sandbox Solar

In the technological day and age we find ourselves living in, you can now manage nearly all of your home’s functions right from an app on your phone. This includes things like turning lights off or on, controlling temperatures, running appliances like your dishwasher, and making your home safer – all in easy-to-use apps right on your hand-held device. The ability to control these things is driven by relatively new technology that falls under the smart home category. If you haven’t adopted these features in your home, you might be surprised to learn that there are many benefits of smart home technology that will likely pay for the investment in the upgrades over time.

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6 Common Solar Mistakes Homeowners Make


Posted in: Solar Info | Tags: , , | March 20, 2019

Solar Mistakes | Sandbox Solar

The decision to invest in a solar system for your home or business is a big one – not only is solar a big purchase, it will also last upwards of 30 years – so you want to make sure that whatever system you decide on is right for you. Sandbox Solar is your local, Northern Colorado solar provider, and one of our main goals is to help homeowners choose a system wisely. We work hard to provide all the information up front to ensure that you get the best system for your needs at the best price. In this blog, we’re covering the most common solar mistakes we see to help homeowners avoid some of the biggest pitfalls when choosing a system.

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Solar Doesn’t Have to Be on the Roof | Alternatives to Rooftop Solar


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Alternatives to Rooftop Solar

Occasionally we hear from homeowners and business owners that solar is simply unfeasible because their roof doesn’t receive enough sunlight, isn’t big enough, or has too many obstructions. Good news! There are many alternatives to rooftop solar that still provide the same benefits of rooftop solar, despite being in a different location. In this blog, Sandbox Solar will cover the best alternatives to rooftop solar to help you find a system that works great for your needs, no matter where it’s located.

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Sandbox Solar Case Study: Ground Mount Solar Unit


Posted in: Solar Info | Tags: , | March 4, 2019

Sandbox Solar Case Study

When you decide to work with Sandbox Solar for your solar installation, we take every factor into consideration and help you design the best system for your needs. Our team recently helped a Northern Colorado landowner design and implement a sizeable ground mount solar unit on his property. Kevin was very thrilled with the results and had this to say about Sandbox Solar:

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5 Benefits of Working with a Local Solar Provider


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Local Solar Provider | Sandbox Solar

When it comes to deciding which solar company is right for your home or business, the good news is that you have lots of options. The bad news is that you have lots of options. It can be hard to determine which company offers the best value and which will be easiest to work with on an ongoing basis. Choosing between a local solar provider like Sandbox Solar and a larger solar company is an important first step.

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5 Things to Know about Online Solar Calculators


Posted in: Solar Info | Tags: , , | January 28, 2019

Online Solar Calculators

As you begin your solar research, you’ll undoubtedly come across a wide variety of online solar calculators that are designed to help you determine if your home or office is right for solar. Like everything, these online solar calculators can be a great place to start – providing valuable insight and a beginning cost estimation – but there are some things you should know.

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