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.

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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4 Ways to Live a Greener Life in 2019: Green New Year’s Resolutions


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Green New Year’s Resolutions

With every new January comes and new year and a great chance to set new intentions and resolutions to live a healthier, greener, and happier life. In 2019, we’re challenging you to live a greener life by adopting green new year’s resolutions. It doesn’t have to be hard; you just have to commit. Check out these four ways to live a greener life in 2019:

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Best Reasons to Shop for Solar in the Winter


Posted in: Uncategorized | Tags: , , | December 20, 2018

Shop for solar in the winter

Many people who are interested in a solar system in Colorado think it’s not possible to install solar in the winter months. Fortunately for you, this simply isn’t true! Winter is a great time to shop for solar, and in this Sandbox Solar blog, we’ll cover the best reasons to shop for solar in the winter. You might just be surprised – now is a great time to get the ball rolling on your solar system!

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Solar Myths Debunked | Sandbox Solar


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Solar Myths Debunked | Sandbox Solar

Sandbox Solar – your local, Northern Colorado solar installer – has heard a solar myth or two over the years. In fact, there is a lot of misinformation about solar systems and what they mean for your home. In this blog, we’ll be covering some of the most common solar myths we hear and debunking them. Hold on tight – solar myths debunked:

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2018 Colorado Solar Tax Incentives and Rebates Explained


Posted in: Solar Info | Tags: , , , | November 13, 2018

Colorado Solar Tax Incentives

When you begin to look at investing in a solar system, you might have a bit of sticker shock initially. But the good news is that there are many Colorado Solar Tax Incentives and rebates for new systems that will help make your solar system possible. However, these incentives won’t be around forever! If you’re thinking about solar, don’t miss your chance to take advantage of these great solar tax incentives and rebates available in Colorado.

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7 Tips to Increase Your Home Energy Efficiency this Winter


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Home Energy Efficiency | Sandbox Solar

Our early snowstorm this fall and the cold nights we’ve been having in Northern Colorado remind us: winter is coming! In light of the new Time-of-Day pricing in Fort Collins and the added expense of heating your home during these colder months, use these tips to increase your home energy efficiency this winter:

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Environmental Impact of Solar


Posted in: Uncategorized | Tags: | October 10, 2018

Environmental Impact of Solar

There are many reasons to invest in solar panels – energy savings, energy independence, and to add value to your home. Another major reason is to help reduce your footprint and do your part to protect our environment. There are many harmful effects of climate change, which is caused in large part due to energy consumption, and one way to make a positive impact on this front is to add solar to your home or business. The positive environmental impact of solar can be immense, especially if the majority of buildings in a region adopt the technology.

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6 Reasons to Invest in Smart Home Technology


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Invest in Smart Home Technology

We’re lucky to live in a time when nearly everything is connected over the internet, and as a result, we can enjoy many comforts that previously were simply unavailable. With this newfound connectedness, homeowners are able to enjoy the many amenities provided by smart home technology. As this form of smart tech becomes more readily available, one of the most common questions we hear at Sandbox Solar is, “Should I invest in smart home technology?”

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Solar Maintenance Tips


Posted in: Solar Info | Tags: | August 30, 2018

Solar Maintenance Tips - Sandbox Solar

One of the best things about solar panels is the fact that they need very little maintenance and can last as long as 25 years on average. That being said, the better you care for your panels, the better your system will perform. Use these solar maintenance tips from your local Northern Colorado solar installer, Sandbox Solar, to care for your system:

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Homeowners: Be Prepared for Time-of-Day Pricing


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Time-of-Day Pricing | Sandbox Solar

In case you haven’t heard, the City of Fort Collins has released new Time-of-Day pricing, beginning in October 2018, that will greatly change how your bill is calculated. As you can see in this graphic, electricity used during peak hours, or hours in the evening, will cost you as much as 3x what it would normally run. Here at Sandbox Solar, we’re helping all Fort Collins Utilities users understand the implications of this change and how to avoid huge electricity bills. Read on to find out more:

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