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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


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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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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 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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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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