Residential Off-Grid Solar in Denver, CO

If you live off-the-beaten-path in Colorado or if you just want complete energy independence, you need off-grid solar that will provide all the power you need.

Since 2013, Sopris Solar has been helping residential customers gain energy independence through off-grid and grid-tied solar electric systems. In addition, we can now help you achieve savings and security through a number of proven energy related solutions.

Off-Grid Electric Systems

An off-grid electric system provides power independent of a utility. Such systems typically employ an array of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels to produce electricity from the sun, and a large battery bank to store it for whenever power is needed. Because solar modules make DC power and batteries store DC, an inverter is used to provide regular 120 or 240 volt AC power to the electric panel. A complete system can also use an AC generator fueled by propane or natural gas as a back up should there be unexpected loads or there is not enough sun to re-charge the battery bank.

Off-grid systems are typically designed with a battery bank large enough to meet the planned electrical loads for three days without solar recharging; enough to get through most storms. The solar array is sized large enough to completely recharge the battery bank on a daily basis. A backup generator fueled by propane is typically part of the total system, ensuring power in the event of more than a few days with no sun for, temporarily greater electric usage than the solar power system was sized for, or when the system needs servicing.

Panel Mounting Versatility

Solar panels can be mounted on roofs, poles, or on ground-mounts, and can also be used to provide shade by incorporating them into solar pergolas, awnings, carports, animal shelters, etc. No matter the design, Energy Concepts has been installing off-grid solar systems for over twenty years, in all sizes and degrees of complexity. These include residential and commercial systems for homes, businesses, agricultural pumping, remote power supplies, and communications towers. When it comes to off-grid power, we can do it all.

Tax Incentives

30% federal tax credits can also be applied to your off-grid solar power installation, which can help to make this a viable alternative to hooking up to the grid when the cost of doing so is high. For homes that are too far from the grid altogether, or for customers who simply want the independence and security that comes with owning your own power supply, Energy Concepts can provide a well-designed, professionally installed, reliable solution.