About Solar

About Solar

Solar is a new technology, and it is a new industry that is growing in popularity.  We noticed with each passing year people are becoming more comfortable with the notion of going solar, but still, there are a few hurdles that we need to overcome.  Sometimes you need to believe it before you see it.  We are passionate about solar and excited about how it makes sense for families.  It will pencil out and we can demonstrate how the numbers will work out in your favor. Utility energy is more expensive than solar energy by a lot!  For the most part, it is about educating you and providing the information so that you see it.

Solar 101: Where most of us start

From our partners at EnergySage are some very well done, timeless videos that cover the topics most people ask about.

John & Patty Solar Installation in Evergreen, CO - Sean and Noah unloading the truck

The five steps to a solar Installation

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The Cost

Understanding the Cost

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Net Meter

How does net metering work?

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How do I claim solar on my taxes?

How do I claim the solar tax credit?

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2021 - Our Recommendations

  1. Don't wait to Save Money - The Utility's Electric Bill is more expensive and Time-of-Use rates are coming!
  2. There is still a 26% of your project - That's getting money back as a Tax Credit.
  3. Increase your property value
  4. Finance through our credit unions and get the advantages of using a Member bank. Don't get taken to the bank on investor-backed solar loans!
  5. We can expect inventory issues, permitting slow down - Municipalities getting overwhelmed with permits, and Utilities being bogged down too.  Start Early!

Hot Topics

  1. The Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for Solar has been extended by Congress with the CARES ACT passed December 2020.
  2. COVID-19 Announcement: We are working remotely and offering online video conferencing / web conferencing consultations through Zoom and other applications.
  3. Time of Use Pricing is Coming!! Time of Use or Time of Day pricing is becoming more widely adopted by Colorado Utilities. Fort Collins homeowners will have to pay three times more during peak hours - Ft. Collins Solar Rebates. Xcel Energy starts July 1, 2021 Xcel Energy How Time of Use Rates Work
  4. Batteries are expensive, but we are installing Enphase Ensemble offering "Always On" capabilities to homeowners! Learn more about Enphase Ensemble with your trusted local solar company!  We are a favorite solar provider in Colorado!

Need help? Book a call at a time to suit you

Navigating all the information about solar is time-consuming.  We appreciate that you are doing your research and we want to discuss it with you.

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Solar Install by Solar Side Up - Evergreen, CO

Locally Known, Trusted, Experienced, Engaged, and Growing

Solar Side Up is a solar energy integrator, specializing in residential and commercial solar electric systems.  We are your provider in expert design and installation for systems ranging from 3KW to 500 KW.  We pride ourselves in helping to find custom solutions for your unique energy needs.

We sell solar panels, inverters and racking for residential and commercial installations.  Our industry contacts and connections help to purchase these items at the best prices.  This enables us to pass-on the best pricing to you.

We can help you with assistance in obtaining the most current utility rebates and tax incentives.  This makes solar pay for itself in a very short time while providing years of clean energy for your home or business.

We focus on providing high-quality turn-key solar electric solutions to customers throughout Colorado. Our solar panels come with a standard warranty, and we design all of our systems to provide virtually maintenance-free solar electrical generation system for years to come.

We offer site evaluations and would be happy to visit your home or office to explain the benefits of going with Solar Side Up.

With utility costs rising each year, now is the time to lock-in your electric costs for the next several decades.