Colorado Solar Thermal Manufacturer
SunEarth is the leading manufacturer of solar products in the USA. For over 40 years, we have provided pioneering solutions for homes and businesses throughout Colorado.
With years of industry-leading experience, we can provide homeowners and businesses with many different types of cost-effective solar water and electrical heating systems. In a state that has over 300 sunny days per year, there are many ways that you can harness solar energy to heat water or homes while also making considerable savings on your energy bills.
Services and Products Available In Colorado
Colorado is home to some of the most varied climates and terrains anywhere in the world. That is why the team at SunEarth has specifically developed our systems so that they perform at the highest possible levels wherever you are in the state. We understand that different solar systems work better in different areas, which is why we have created a diverse range of solutions ideal for your unique requirements.
SunEarth is the leading manufacturer in Colorado for solar hot water systems, radiant heating, and solar storage vessels. Whatever the size of your property and wherever you are located in the state, we have the right systems for you.
When you choose SunEarth, you will be buying the latest and most energy-efficient solar systems on the market today. All SunEarth systems are rigorously tested to ensure optimal performance in a variety of challenging climates. You will also have the peace of mind that you are buying:
- the highest quality products
- latest industry knowledge
- certified equipment
Also, our extensive network of dealers and distributors can take care of the installation and service of your brand new solar equipment.
Benefits For Colorado Residents
Installing solar panels and systems can increase the value of your home while saving you money on your energy bills. Also, as one of the first states to adopt solar energy, Colorado has a variety of rebates and tax credits in place. Colorado Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SREC), EnergySmart Colorado, and Federal Solar Tax Credits are just some of the credits that homeowners and businesses can apply for when they purchase a new solar product.
Finding the best path can be quite complicated; luckily, the SunEarth network has industry-leading knowledge and can help you find the right tax credits. In addition, we offer a range of financing options so you can start enjoying the benefits of solar energy today.
Energy Efficiency is Thriving in the Colorado Renewable Energy Market
The Colorado renewable energy market has wholeheartedly embraced energy efficiency, driven by both environmental concerns and economic benefits. Thanks to ambitious renewable energy targets and policies that promote energy efficiency, the state's residents and businesses are investing in renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies. According to Energy.gov, the solar thermal market in Colorado is growing steadily. According to a report published by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) titled "Solar Market Insight Report 2020 Year in Review", as of 2020, there are over 200 solar thermal systems installed in the state, with a total capacity of about 2.5 MWth. This includes both residential and commercial installations.
As the renewable energy market in Colorado continues to grow, it's clear that residents and businesses alike are taking advantage of the benefits that come with energy-efficient technologies. With ambitious renewable energy targets and policies that promote energy efficiency, Colorado is leading the way in sustainable energy practices.
Colorado offers incentives for solar water heating systems through their Residential and Commercial Solar Thermal Rebate Programs. These programs provide rebates to residential and commercial customers who install solar water heating systems that meet specific criteria. Additionally, the Colorado Energy Office offers a Renewable Energy Rebate Program that provides incentives for solar thermal systems in new construction and retrofits. The program provides rebates for up to 25% of the eligible costs, with a maximum rebate of $50,000 per system.
- Colorado's renewable energy targets are among the most ambitious in the country. In 2019, Governor Jared Polis signed into law a bill that requires the state to get 100% of its electricity from carbon-free sources by 2040.
- The state's policies are designed to promote energy efficiency across a wide range of sectors. For example, Colorado has a building code that requires new construction to meet high energy efficiency standards, and it offers incentives for homeowners and businesses that invest in renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies.
- The renewable energy market in Colorado is also benefiting from falling costs for renewable energy technologies. Solar and wind power are now often cheaper than traditional fossil fuels in many parts of the state, making them an attractive option for businesses and consumers alike.
Saving Money on Energy Costs in Colorado
According to multiple sources, including the U.S. Energy Information Administration and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Colorado has some of the highest energy costs in the country, which makes investing in a solar water heating system even more attractive.
The average residential electricity rate in Colorado is around 12 cents per kilowatt-hour. However, rates can range from 8 to 16 cents per kilowatt-hour.
The return on investment of a solar water heating system in Colorado depends on various factors such as the cost of the system, annual energy savings, and available incentives. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a typical residential solar water heating system in Colorado can provide an annual energy savings of 2,200 kilowatt-hours and a payback period of 5-10 years.
Solar Water Heating: A Key Component of Energy Efficiency in Colorado
Solar water heating is a crucial factor in improving energy efficiency in Colorado. This method leverages solar energy to heat water, thereby reducing the need for electricity or gas in the water heating process. Consequently, it decreases greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption. Additionally, solar water heating systems have an extended lifespan, require minimal maintenance, and offer cost savings over time. It is no surprise that numerous homeowners and businesses in Colorado are opting for solar water heating systems to decrease their carbon footprint and save money on energy bills.
Other crucial aspects to consider regarding solar water heating in Colorado include:
- Climate: Colorado is renowned for its sunny weather, making it an ideal location for solar energy production. With an average of 300 days (about 10 months) of sunshine per year, there is plenty of solar energy available for water heating systems.
- Incentives: The state of Colorado provides various incentives for homeowners and businesses that install solar water heating systems. These incentives include tax credits, rebates, and grants, which can help offset the initial installation cost.
- Property value: Installing a solar water heating system can increase the value of your property. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, homes with solar water heating systems sell for an average of 4% more than homes without them.
Common Areas Served in Colorado
SunEarth has an extensive network of installers and distributors serving towns and cities throughout the Centennial State. Below are just some of the towns and cities we currently service:
- Fort Collins
- Colorado Springs
- Highlands Ranch
- Steamboat Springs
Contact us today to see how we can save you money on your energy bills.
COLORADO SOLAR WATER HEATING REBATES, CREDITS, & INCENTIVES
Tax exemptions for renewable energy equipment
Thanks to some helpful CO tax breaks for solar, you won’t have to pay the government anything for your new solar water heating system. First, the Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Renewable Energy Equipment means that there won’t be any sales tax on the purchase of your system. Second, the Property Tax Exemption for Residential Renewable Energy Equipment keeps you from having to pay any additional taxes on the increased value of your house.
The federal solar tax credit
Don’t forget about federal solar incentives! With the Investment Tax Credit (ITC), you can reduce the cost of your solar thermal energy system by 26 percent. Keep in mind that the ITC is applicable to both commercial and residential solar thermal systems!