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.

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


Posted in: Hail & Weather | Tags: , , , |

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


Posted in: Solar Info | Tags: , , , , |

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


Posted in: Sandbox Solar, Solar Info |

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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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


Posted in: Homeowner | Tags: , , , |

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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