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:
New Service: EV Chargers
We have a new addition to our services at Sandbox Solar: We are now installing EV chargers! Driving an electric vehicle has many benefits, and having an EV charger at home makes it easier to switch to a greener transportation option. Learn more about the benefits of electric vehicles here.
Community Project: The Growing Project
We’re incredibly proud to have partnered with The Growing Project to install a 600W, two-panel solar array for their garden located in The FoCo Commons area at the FoCo Cafe.
This system powers a USB outlet for phone chargers and the like for anyone in need. The panel is also designed to further education about the ways in which solar energy and agriculture can coexist.
The Growing Project’s mission is to promote an environmentally and socially just local food system through direct agricultural experiences, education, economic opportunities, and advocacy. They do this through community gardens and youth education. One of their gardens in the FoCo Commons produces crops used by food establishments in the area, gives the community a place to learn more about local food production, and is a sanctuary for all to enjoy.
Learn more about our project here.
Project Updates: CSU ARDEC Project with Sandbox Solar in Fort Collins
This is Sandbox Solar’s third year studying agrivoltaics at Colorado State University’s ARDEC South. We have gotten amazing results and discovered that agriculture and solar can indeed coexist! Our goal is to create a business model where we will be able to grow food and renewable energy for Fort Collins and across Colorado. Learn more about the latest project updates here.
We also had the pleasure of being a part of the CSU Specialty Crops Program’s virtual field day. Learn more about the solar panels and arrays we have installed for the project by watching the virtual field day video here.
Project Update: L’Avenir Zero Net Living
Sandbox Solar in Fort Collins had the opportunity to work on an amazing project to provide net-zero living in downtown Fort Collins. The building is fully powered by the sun’s energy and geothermal wells. Learn more.
In the News: BizWest Mercury 100
We are grateful to have been chosen to be in the Mercury 100 by BizWest as one of Northern Colorado’s fastest growing companies!
In the News: NOCO Style’s Top 30 Under 30 and Top Solar Installer
Our co-founder Ian Skor was chosen as one of NOCO Style’s Top 30 Under 30! All nominees have made an impact in business or community in Northern Colorado. Ian was chosen for the impact that Sandbox Solar has created in the community through renewable energy! You can read more here.
Sandbox Solar was also nominated as NOCO Style’s top Solar Installer of 2020!
Sandbox Solar in Fort Collins is always looking for ways to provide opportunities for anyone to get involved with solar energy. Keep up with us by signing up for our monthly newsletter! Have a project that you would like our help on? Contact us today with any questions or for a free quote.