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Residential Solar

Thinking About a Solar PV System for Your Home?

SoL Energy has been installing custom, home solar systems and building trusted relationships with home owners in the Roaring Fork Valley since 2003. Installing a solar system on your home is a good decision for your family, your wallet, and the environment; and SoL Energy will make sure you get the system you need supported by the the expertise you expect and the customer service you deserve. See below for more information on installing a residential solar system at your home.

Financing & Incentives


With today’s financing, you could trade your electric bill for a low-cost loan to finance your home solar system; with no money down and free electricity once it’s paid off.

By first reducing the upfront cost of your system with rebates and tax incentives and taking advantage of a low-cost loan to pay the balance. Your Sol Energy project manager will make sure you take advantage of any rebates and incentives you are eligible for and help you explore your financing options to cover the remaining cost.

Trust the Company the Experts Trust

"The best PV expert..."

“Ken has been my go-to guy for PVs, and is generally considered the best PV expert in our PV-rich area. He designed and installed my state-of-the-art, superefficient home and office’s PV system which can run resiliently with or without the the grid.”

Amory Lovins

CEO Rocky Mountain Institute

"Pleased with the entire process..."

“We were very pleased with the entire process of adding on solar, as well as working with Sol Energy. Ken stayed with it all the way through the entire process, including rebates, until it was up & running and hooked up to our computer for easy access. I basically did nothing …..except sit in the shade & watch it all happen. We would definitely recommend Sol Energy to everyone.”

John & Bonnie Williams


"Very happy with our system..."

“I work in the utility industry and know many of the solar installers in the valley and statewide. My wife and I chose to work with SoL Energy because their experience, level of customer service and personal approach were the best fit for us, and we have been very happy with our system and the ongoing support.”


Carbondale Homeowner

Solar 101

 1. When the sun is out its rays shine on the solar panels on your home and their power is converted to direct current (DC) electricity.

2. The power runs to a converter where it is changed from DC to AC (alternating current), the form of electricity used in homes today.

3. Next, the power goes to your electric meter where the net amount of energy your system is generating is recorded. 

4. Then it into your home where it runs your appliances, charges your phone, etc..

Turning the Sun's Energy Into Electricity

Add a Storage Battery for Even More Energy Independence

Storage Batteries offer both homeowners and commercial business owners many benefits to assure continuous availability of electric power.

Did you know that your solar system shuts off when the grid goes down. During power outages, the utility grid mandates solar systems to turn off. This prevents the ability of your solar system to feed power to the grid and to your home/business. A solar storage battery system can automatically isolate your solar system from the grid and will keep your family powered up.

A storage battery also provides the following benefits:

    • Reduce Peak Charges - even if you don't have solar power, a storage battery allows you to store energy when the rates are lower and then use that energy to avoid higher rates during peak periods.
    • Zero Grid Export - Depending on your utility, the reimbursement for power sold back to the grid may not offset the cost of power purchased from the grid. It is often advantageous to store that power for self-consumption.
    • Reduce Demand Charges - Storage batteries can store energy during off-peak energy periods, then discharge it when rates are highest, reducing your total power cost.
  • Steps to Solar Ownership

    Solar Systems Benefit Your Family, Your Wallet, and the Environment

    What You Do . . .

    Step 1 - Request Consultation:

    We’ll help you determine how much of your current electrical usage could be generated by solar power.

    Step 2 - Initial Consultation:

    One of our solar consultants will contact you to discuss your solar objectives so that the information we present aligns precisely with what you would like to achieve by going solar.

    What We Do . . .

    Step 3 - Technical Feasibility Study and Design:

    One of our designers will create a virtual 3D design of a system that gets as close to meeting 100% of your objectives as possible.

    Step 4 - 3D Online Presentation:

    We will offer you an online presentation to go over the details by using our 3D imagery software. You will see the layout of the solar panels at your site and how and why they will be impacted by trees and other potential shade producing obstructions. You will see the path of the sun as it moves through the days and months throughout the year.

    Step 5 - Turnkey System Installation

    SoL Energy will handle everything including permitting, utility interconnection applications, inspections, and commissioning of the system

    Step 6 - Online Performance Monitoring & Support

    All of our grid-tied systems come with in depth system monitoring with access through a website and/or on a mobile app.

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