Category Archives: Residential Solar

What Solar + Energy Storage Can Do For Tenants and Owners of Affordable Housing

As solar installations continue to rise across the country, people are thinking about how solar can best benefit low-income and underserved communities. A report recently released by the Clean Energy Group looks into how a combination of solar plus battery storage can benefit both building owners and tenants of multifamily affordable housing units. The analysis […]


With energy costs being an important aspect of a business, new financing models like Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) aim to increase energy savings through attractive long-term loans. The PACE program is a third party finance loan program that focuses on generating immediate positive cash flow for a business. Together, New Energy Improvement District, […]

Benefits of Commercial Solar

SOLAR FOR BUSINESSES At Sopris Solar, we know that running a business comes with many operating costs. Unfortunately, energy costs are an important expense that commercial businesses need to cover. By installing a solar power system for your business you can significantly reduce your electricity bills and protect your business from utility rate hikes for decades […]

SOLAR 101 – How Solar Panels Work

Both AC and DC describe types of current flow in a circuit. In direct current (DC), the electric charge (current) only flows in one direction. Electric charge in alternating current (AC), on the other hand, changes direction periodically.   1. Sunlight hits the solar panels and generates an electric current (DC); 2. This electric current […]


    WELL, NOW YOU KNOW. Welcome to Sopris Solar’s First Installment of  “Well, Now You Know!” – Bringing You Fun Solar Facts and Trivia to Wow Your Friends!   Did you know that the largest Solar Power Plant in the world is located in the Mojave Desert in California? It spans over 1,000 acres!   […]