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.

2020 Solar Tax Credit Changes for Solar in Fort Collins


Posted in: Solar Info | Tags: , , , , | October 2, 2019

Solar in Fort Collins

In case you haven’t heard, solar tax credits will be reduced at the end of 2019 for homeowners and businesses. If you haven’t already taken advantage of the current tax rebates, it might be worth investing in a solar system for your home or business before the current rebates expire. Sandbox Solar is your local Fort Collins solar company, and we’re here to help you understand the ins and outs of solar tax credits for solar in Fort Collins. 

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Fort Collins Time-of-Day Pricing Peak Hours Change in October


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Fort Collins Time-of-Day Pricing

Here’s your friendly reminder: Fort Collins Time-of-Day (TOD) peak hours will be switching back to non-summer hours as of October 1st. In short, this means that any electricity you use from 5 to 9 pm on weekdays will cost you approximately 3 times as much as the energy your household consumes during non-peak hours. Sandbox Solar, your local, Northern Colorado solar company, is here to explain how Fort Collins Time-of-Day pricing affects your bill and how you can save with solar:

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Considering Adding a Battery to Your Solar System? Your Fort Collins Solar Experts Weigh In!


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

Fort Collins Solar

When you begin to think about your solar power system, there are many options and configurations you can choose from that will help you achieve your green energy goals. One such option is installing a battery alongside your solar system to store excess energy for later use. To determine if a solar battery is right for your home or business, read on and contact the Fort Collins solar experts on the Sandbox Solar team for more information. 

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Four Reasons to Go Green this Fall with Your Fort Collins Solar Installer – Sandbox Solar


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Fort Collins Solar Installer

These crisp mornings and cooler days are signaling the end of summer and the start of fall – the best time of year to go green and invest in solar for your home or business. Your local Fort Collins solar installer, Sandbox Solar, is here to tell you why: 

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Are Your Panels Operating at Peak Performance? | Front Range Solar


Posted in: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , | August 1, 2019

Front Range Solar

So you have solar panels on your roof. Now what? It’s important to make sure they are operating at peak performance to ensure that you’re getting the most bang for your buck – lowering your home’s expenses and doing as much as you can to reduce your carbon footprint. Sandbox Solar, your local Colorado Front Range solar providers, are here to help you make sure your panels are working at their best. 

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4 Things to Know about Solar Re-Roofing with Sandbox Solar


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Solar Re-roofing

Has your home been hit by one of the recent hail storms we’ve had this year? Do you have solar panels installed on said roof? If so, you might be searching for information about “how to replace my roof with solar panels.” If this is you, you’re in the right place. In this Sandbox Solar blog, we’re covering solar re-roofing, or the process of replacing a roof with solar panels.

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6 Tips to Keep Homes Cool this Summer!


Posted in: Homeowner | Tags: | July 2, 2019

Tips to Keep Homes Cool

Despite the slow start, it appears that summer is finally here in Northern Colorado and things are heating up quickly. You’ve probably noticed that your home is becoming awfully warm by the end of the day which is why we’re here with our best tips to keep homes cool this summer. 

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Buying or Selling a Home with Solar | Here’s What You Need to Know


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buying or selling a home with solar

As more homeowners invest in solar, more and more people will be faced with buying or selling a home with solar. In fact, here at Sandbox Solar, we frequently get asked to help buyers and sellers determine the value of a system and how it will affect the transaction. 

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Maximize Your Solar Rebates While You Still Can | Act by the End of 2019


Posted in: Sandbox Solar, Solar Info | May 24, 2019

solar rebates

In 2015, Congress passed and extended a set of laws that allowed homeowners to deduct a significant amount – 30% – of the cost of their solar installation from their taxes. In case you haven’t heard, this extension, unfortunately, won’t be as helpful to homeowners going forward! We’ve all enjoyed the opportunity for full solar tax rebates for multiple years, but the end is near for the 30% rebate. If you’ve been on the fence about solar, it’s in your best interest to maximize the full solar rebates while you still can.

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Northern Colorado Solar Installer vs. a National Solar Provider


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Northern Colorado Solar Installer

Sandbox Solar, your local, Northern Colorado solar installer, is committed to helping home and business owners find the right solar system for your needs, at the right price – even if this means you don’t choose us for your install. There are many benefits to working with a local provider, but it’s worth shopping around to make sure you get exactly what you need. In this blog, we’ll cover what you should consider when choosing between a Northern Colorado solar installer and a national solar provider.

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