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The Solar Side Up Story
Solar Side Up originated from Jeff investigating and installing a 10K ground-mounted solar system in his back yard. At the time it was nearly installed Jeff realized he needed professional help to wire-in his new power plant. After an exhaustive search, Jeff found this small notice on the web about an electrician performing solar work. Jeff called him up and wouldn’t you know it - Geoff the Master Electrician lived two blocks away in the same neighborhood. Geoff came over and wired up Jeff’s solar. Jeff knew right then once the solar was working that there was a business opportunity to get solar to people who wanted to save money on their power, control their own power and save the planet. Read More
A Geoff was very familiar with solar in the early days and has been credited with installing the first grid-tied system in Colorado. Geoff says back then inverters were much different and some trial and error were used in connecting these old solar systems. Geoff had a run with a previous solar company and had moved on because of the solar coaster. So Jeff convinced Geoff to start up again under a new people-friendly brand - Solar Side Up.
The next week Jeff’s neighbor Ginny came over and asked: “What is that big thing you built in the back yard doing?” I told her she signed off on it through the HOA approval process, but she said she wasn’t paying attention to what I had been developing. When I told her I no longer have an energy bill – she said “Can you do that for me?” and I said of course! She went solar and her family is loving it. Ginny’s kids at the time about high school age came over to me and said: “What have you done to our Mother?” I said nothing …. The kids said she was now an entirely different person by turning off unnecessary air conditioning that used to be on “set it and forget it”. Now Ginny was very aware of her home’s energy use and cut her use by more than half and they were now not paying a monthly power bill. A month later she ran over to my place and said: “I received this check form XCEL – what is this about?” I told her she gets that check every month for the next 10 years. She said this had been the most empowering decision of her life.
Jeff was hooked!! Jeff’s brother jumped in for the next solar system and we took off by word of mouth from that day. Today we have installed over 1,000 solar systems for homeowners and other solar selling companies. Jeff and Geoff have worked in 3 States as Solar Side Up and have enjoyed giving the financial, power and planet-saving freedoms that solar brings to all those that find us. Solar works! How does it work for me!
Harrison is an unapologetically die-hard Detroit Lions fan who also has a passion for renewable energy. After graduating from Colorado College in the Springs, Harrison returned home to Michigan for a year to serve in Americorps. The mountains were calling though and he has been back in Colorado ever since. Bringing his past experience working in policy, teaching, and starting his own business, Harrison would love the opportunity to show you how Solar is the best option for you and your family. You can reach him at 720-443-3085.
Keoni is a starving, gap year, but going back to College Student. Keoni is putting together solar quotes all day long. Keoni is currently working on the Front Range communities of Lakewood, Golden, and Littleton. There isn't much Keoni hasn't seen or quoted for residential homes. Keoni loves gaming and volunteers as a Ski Patroller at Loveland.
Michael moved to Colorado 5 years ago. He loves the outdoors and everything it has to offer and enjoys spending time with his family on the slopes in the winter, skiing, and enjoys the mountain range. In the warmer months, he spends time soaking up the sun on a golf course. He looks forward to working with you and helping you meet all your energy needs. Give him a call when you're ready to chat about going green at 303-210-3557.
I am an outdoor enthusiast trained in geology and environmental science. In 2017 I moved to Colorado with my fiance (and our cat!) from North Carolina. We love exploring nature, camping, and enjoying the music scene. I would love to work with you to share how solar will benefit not only you and your family, but our environment. My experience in education and my passion for a healthy planet makes working in solar so rewarding and so much fun!
Satchel is an aspiring renaissance man who enjoys long walks in the mountains. Satchel loves to install solar and is proud of the work he does supporting clean energy while helping people cut their energy bills. Satchel is passionate about playing music, comic books, nature, and snowboarding.
Brian has spent the last 3 years in the renewable energy field working in research and development with global standards in safety technology. Currently enrolled at Harvard University and is taking the NABCEP exam this summer (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) Brian's active role with us is your commercial and residential consultant as your energy advisor.
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Solar Side Up is a collection of talent. We all bring our uniqueness to our company that believes in our mission to empower people with the very best in solar energy.
Founder & CEO
Jeff has over 20 years of experience in all aspects of corporate start ups, funding, operations, and technical management of environmentally friendly and Green endeavors in the consulting, construction, emerging technology, land revitalization, retail and electronic technology fields. For Solar Side Up he manages the day to day and growth activities of the company. He also enjoys his saltwater aquarium tank and pinball hobbies along with walks with his artist wife Kendra and two grown daughters.
Founder & Operations
Geoff has over 20 years of Residential, Commercial and Solar experience. He maintains a Masters Electrician License and oversees each installation personally. He has owned and operated his own company for many years. As a Founder of Solar side Up he manages and performs the design, estimating and system installations. He also enjoys his son Austin, fostering Labradors and mountain getaways.
Business Development & Sales
Michael has over 17 years in Information Technologies and is a U.S.M.C. veteran. The business development manager and lead to our sales division. His passion for solar is seen with all his activism in nonprofit organizations and his involvement with COSEIA, CRES, and New Energy Colorado. He lives in Lakewood, where he started the Sustainable Neighborhood program for Green Mountain. You’ll see him in a red vest as a National Ski Patroller at Loveland Ski Area during the Ski Season.