Get to know the process and players before you get your solar system installation
Ready To Get Your Denver Solar System Installed?
Whether you’ve already gotten a free estimate or are just scoping out what to expect, we’ve got you covered. Denver has a variety of solar companies with a range of solar contractors when you decide to get a solar system installed. You deserve to know what you get.
Denver-Specific Considerations for Contractors
Every place is different and solar contractors in Denver have a lot of different factors to weigh when installing a solar system on your house.
Lots of people worry about snow building up, blocking, or even breaking solar panels. Luckily, solar panels are built sturdy and generate enough heat that most snowfall melts on contact. A snowstorm might block the sun, but it won’t bother your solar panels!
Hail storms are a frequent occurrence in Colorado. But the way solar panels are built, they can withstand that kind of force. The 2017 hail storm that damaged the Colorado Mills Mall only damaged 1 of the 3,000+ solar panels at the National Renewable Energy Lab nearby.
Since Colorado is in the northern hemisphere, south-facing roofs have an advantage when it comes to solar harvesting, but a Denver solar contractor will help you assess your house’s roof angles to determine how much exposure it has and how much power that produces.
Set in one of the sunniest states, Denver is a prime candidate for regular sunshine and that means Colorado contractors can provide confident estimates regarding how much you can save with regular solar energy throughout the year.
Denver’s beautiful scenery can pose an issue for solar systems whether it’s by blocking the sun from a distance or being too close to the rooftop in question. Denver solar contractors have the tools to determine the best way to preserve your trees and harvest the most solar.
Though the mountains rise up high in the West, they do not make solar harvesting a worse proposition for residents of Denver. Solar contractors can adapt to whatever structural and logistical challenges your local terrain poses.
Our Denver solar contractor will visit to see how to best install a solar system on your property. Depending on your roofing material, the sun-facing angles, and even the supports of your rooftop, our contractors in Denver will design your system to match your home’s unique attributes. They may ask for you to address any issues like pruning nearby trees or moving satellite dishes to provide you maximum solar harvesting.
These designs need to be submitted to your local government for permitting, and this process varies depending on your location in Denver. Most of the requirements are included in the Denver Zoning Codes. Other requirements are specific to neighborhoods and municipalities. Luckily, you don’t have to look any of this up. Our contractors in Colorado know the area and requirements and can work closely with you during this process to make sure the submission process is painless and quick so you keep your momentum in the installation process.
Once you’ve got the approval from your local government, our Denver solar contractors can get started. Our crew installs the proper wiring and mounting equipment before connecting the solar panels. Depending on the size of your solar system, this can take anywhere from half a day to 2 days.
But what about installing in winter?!
At Blue Raven, our Denver solar contractors have the tools and experience to install in any season. Even if it’s the dead of winter, our crews will get you up and running ASAP. On the off chance that it’s actively snowing, we may have to reschedule for safety reasons but with 300 sunny days in the year, it can’t snow forever! Blue Raven Solar will have your system installed in no time.
Once the design is installed, all that’s left is a final inspection from your municipality. They’ll visit your home, ensure that your solar system is properly installed, and they will install a net meter that tracks your solar production and allows you to send excess power back to the electrical grid. This net metering system allows you to save on future power bills or even get paid by the power company.
After final approval, you’re all done! We’ll flip the switch, and you’ll start collecting solar energy for years to come. This process, all said, generally takes about 2 to 8 weeks from making the decision to getting your panels installed. Unfortunately, none of us can put a timer on how long government works, but our contractors in Colorado will be with you every step of the way to make sure you get installed and operational as soon as possible.
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Denver Solar Contractors with Blue Raven Solar
Blue Raven Solar has been in the business for more than 6 years and in that time, we’ve grown from a 3-person company to over 1,300 strong across the country. We partner with contractors that do more than just install your solar system.
When you start this process with Blue Raven Solar, our goal is to make sure installing solar panels will actually save you money, and our Denver solar contractors will work with you by assessing your situation and being transparent on whether those savings outweigh your current power bills.
On top of that, our Colorado contractors are deeply aware of the various hoops each state requires, especially Denver with its green initiative. They’ll not only get you harvesting your own solar energy, they’ll be with you every step of the way through the submission process for state and local municipality permits.
We’re an industry leader in Colorado, having recently one a ColoradoBiz Top Company award in 2020. As the biggest customer-owned residential solar panel installer in the state, we have a handle on the very best experts when choosing your solar contractor.
Our Denver solar contractors know that it’s in your best interest to have an installation that is easy—easy to understand, easy to have installed, easy to go through the government regulations. You deserve savings, not headaches and our solar contractors make sure to be with you every step of the way.
But solar doesn’t save everyone the same amount of money. At Blue Raven Solar, we want to give you the confidence and guidance you need to know that solar is a good investment.
Find out today whether you can save money by installing solar with our free estimate. All we need is a few pieces of information (name, contact, and location) as well as your average power bill. From there, we can provide you a Solar Savings Report, an estimated quote, and a consultation to help you determine whether solar is right for you and just how much money you can start saving from day one.
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The more you research solar, the more questions can pop up. This free and handy eBook has clear, concise answers to the questions we hear most often.