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.

Leveraging Epic Loans for Your Solar Investment Properties in Colorado


Posted in: Homeowner, Property Investment | Tags: , , , , , | December 18, 2020

investment properties in colorado

There is a strong case for adding solar panels to your investment properties in Colorado. Solar is an investment that adds value to your property and saves you money on utilities. Now it’s easier than ever to finance solar panels. 

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How to Use Solar & Batteries to Beat Time-of-Day Pricing in Fort Collins


Posted in: Homeowner, Solar Info, Time-of-Day Pricing | Tags: , , , , , , |

time of day pricing in fort collins

Time-of-Day pricing in Fort Collins is a hot topic, and many residents have expressed frustration with their increased electricity bills. We can relate to the challenge of trying to plan energy use around non-peak hours. Time-of-Day pricing in Fort Collins is back to non-summer hours. This means that during the months of October to April on-peak hours are from 5-9 p.m. (weekdays). Weekends and major holidays are off-peak. Off-peak prices are approximately 70% less than on-peak prices. The good news is that Sandbox Solar can help you beat the system and save you a lot of money on your energy bills.

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Extra, Extra! Read All About What’s New at Sandbox Solar in Fort Collins


Posted in: Sandbox Solar | Tags: , , , , | November 26, 2020

Sandbox Solar in Fort Collins

Despite this year’s challenges, Sandbox Solar in Fort Collins has continued to bring solar to the local community. We’ve been busy adding new services, finishing up projects around Northern Colorado, and partnering with the community to provide solar to more people. Check out what we’ve been up to:

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Fort Collins Time-of-Day Pricing Switched Again – Beat the Rates with Solar


Posted in: Solar Info, Time-of-Day Pricing | Tags: , , , , , |

Fort Collins Time-of-Day Pricing

Sandbox Solar wants to remind you that Fort Collins Time-of-Day pricing switched again. Peak hours are now back to non-summer hours: from 5 to 9 pm on weekdays. It will cost you 70% less to use energy during non-peak hours compared to peak hours. In this blog, we will explain how Fort Collins TOD pricing can affect your electric bill and how you can save with solar:

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Colorado Solar || Sandbox Solar’s Research with CSU’s Specialty Crops Program


Posted in: Agrivoltaics, Sandbox Solar, Solar Info | Tags: , , , , | September 29, 2020

Colorado Solar

Sandbox Solar has been working with Colorado State University’s Agricultural Research, Development, and Education Center (ARDEC) for the last three years on an agricultural research project to combine Colorado solar and crops. Through our research, we have learned what’s possible in Northern Colorado with agrivoltaics and plan to continue expanding in Colorado and beyond.  Check out the videos below to learn about the Specialty Crops Program projects at ARDEC. 

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Tips from a Solar Contractor in Fort Collins – How to Value a Home With Solar


Posted in: Homeowner, Property Investment, Sandbox Solar, Solar Info | Tags: , , , , , , |

solar contractor in fort collins

Looking to buy or sell a home with solar? Sandbox Solar, your local solar contractor in Fort Collins, can help you determine the value of the solar power system and how it affects the value of the home. We are frequently asked to help buyers and sellers determine the benefits of a solar system and how it will affect the transaction. We can help you value the system and understand what you’ll be getting into as a homeowner in the long run. 

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CSU ARDEC Project Update from Sandbox Solar, a Fort Collins Solar Company


Posted in: Sandbox Solar | Tags: , , , , , , , | August 26, 2020

Fort Collins Solar Company

Sandbox Solar, your Fort Collins solar company, has been working with Colorado State University’s Agricultural Research, Development and Education Center (ARDEC) for the last three years on an agricultural solar research project. Our mission has always been to foster local community involvement with solar energy and find new opportunities for energy generation. The solar research we have been doing in conjunction with CSU has helped us learn more about what is possible in Colorado with agrivoltaics. 

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Sandbox Solar, A Locally Owned Solar Company, Installs Agrivoltaics with The Growing Project


Posted in: Green Activities, Sandbox Solar, Solar Info | Tags: , , , | July 27, 2020

Locally owned solar company

As a top-rated locally owned solar company in Northern Colorado, Sandbox Solar is committed to giving back and making a difference in our community. One of our top values has always been to foster local energy and food independence. We recently teamed up with The Growing Project to do more of this right here in Fort Collins. We’re also very passionate about the emerging field of agrivoltaics – where solar and crops can coexist. 

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Sandbox Solar Now Offers EV Charger Installation in Fort Collins


Posted in: Electric Vehicle Charger, Sandbox Solar | Tags: , , , , |

If you have an electric vehicle (EV), we now offer professional EV charger installation in Fort Collins. Driving an electric vehicle has many benefits, and having an EV charger at home makes it all the easier to switch to a greener transportation option.  

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Sandbox Solar Dishes on Buying and Selling a Home with Solar in Fort Collins


Posted in: Homeowner, Property Investment, Sandbox Solar | Tags: , , , , , , , |

selling a home with solar in fort collins

If you’re like most people, you don’t know if you will be living in the same house forever. So is it still a good idea to invest in solar? Absolutely! Sandbox Solar can help you determine the value of the solar system and give you some tips on buying or selling a home with solar in Fort Collins. More homeowners are investing in solar than ever, which means more people will end up buying or selling a home with solar at some point.

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