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Fort Collins is an awesome state to go solar because of its sunny weather and its pro-solar policies. Solar panels are most effective when they are installed in a sunny location, and Fort Collins certainly fits that bill. The city receives an average of more than 300 days of sunshine per year, making it an ideal spot for solar panels. In addition, the city has several policies in place to encourage the use of renewable energy. In fact, Fort Collins offers a rebate to new installers of solar panels, so now is a great time to switch to solar energy.
Lessar Energy has the experience and expertise to help you every step of the way, from choosing the right panels to installation and maintenance. With solar energy, you can power your home while doing your part to protect the environment. Contact us today to learn more about how solar can work for you in Fort Collins!
The exact cost and savings of your system may vary depending on several factors, including:
Trent was very kind and helpful, he explained how their Solar program at Lessar works in an informative and detailed way. He's answered all my questions and ensured that I understood what each steps along the way. You can't go wrong with him and the entire Lessar Energy team. Will look forward doing business again in the future.
They did a great job of installing solar on our house. Everyone was super friendly and they gave us an email every week with an update. Highly recommend!!
I had a great experience working with Christian. He was very friendly and informative and made it easy to decide to purchase solar panels. I highly recommend him, and his company.
I highly recommend working with Lessar Energy. They made the entire process incredibly smooth for me from start to finish. The initial contracting process was very clear and efficient. After that, communication was regular and they always kept me updated on their progress and expected timelines. A few weeks before my installation date, I received a call confirming everything was still on track. On the day of installation, the crew arrived first thing in the morning and had everything wrapped up by lunchtime. Our point of contact and another representative both checked in that afternoon to make sure everything had gone according to plan. Overall, I couldn't be happier with my experience working with Lessar Energy. If you're thinking about making the switch to solar power, definitely give them call.
Trent and team did a fantastic job on the solar project for a client of mine. I often have clients ask me who I trust for various work, and Lessar is my first choice. Thanks for taking such good care of my referral, and I will be sending more!
Trent has been a great help with getting solar panels installed! His customer service is amazing and he was always available to answer any questions I had. The process was very smooth and the end result looks great! I highly recommend using Trent and his company for anyone considering solar panels!
We had a great experience with the company so far and are looking forward to getting the system installed! We met with Christian and Trent, who were both very friendly and easy to work with. We never felt any pressure from either of them and could see that they genuinely wanted to provide the product and service that would fit our needs. We'll provide a follow-up review as soon as it's all up and running.
After doing our research, we decided to go with Lessar Energy. We're so happy we did—the installation was a breeze and now we don't have to pay an electric bill! Trent and his team were great to work with and we're very grateful.
Trent, and his team, did a great job on our solar project! Their direct pricing was thousands less than the next closest bid, and their process helped us feel good and ‘in the loop’ from start to finish. It’s great knowing we’ve ‘locked in’ our power costs for our forever home.
We're thrilled with our new solar panels! The installation process was easy and stress-free, thanks to the great team we worked with. We're already seeing positive results from the switch to solar energy, and we know we're doing our part to help the environment. If you're thinking about making the switch to solar, we highly recommend it!
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The Solar Programs we offer through our financing partners are easily transferred to a new homeowner. When your home has solar panels, it is considered an “Energy Efficient Home” helping it sell faster and for a premium!
Solar is not a “one-size-fits-all” approach. Each house is a unique and different project. The solar cost depends on several factors such as the amount of electricity your home uses, future plans, etc. To find out how much solar installation will cost for your home use our free savings calculator here.
We provide best-in-class system monitoring backed by a 25-year production guarantee and rest assured being a local company, we’ve got your back.
The average homeowner that qualifies will save over $900 their first year by making the switch to solar.
Lessar Energy serves to be the energy concierge for homeowners. We provide custom and detailed solutions to help maximize home energy efficiency as well as offset utility costs through renewable energy and other smart home technologies.
Installing solar used to be a very expensive and complicated process. The cost of solar panels and installation has dropped by over 80% over the last 15 years making it a much more cost-effective solution. Lessar Energy makes solar panel installation very cost affordable with cash and financing options that can save you thousands of dollars. Please fill out our solar calculator to find out if your house qualifies and how much you can save by making the switch.
You can choose to install the solar panel system yourself however your system will not be warrantied. You are responsible for obtaining all necessary permits from your HOA community, City, and Utility provider. Please contact us for more information on obtaining equipment.
Our team of engineers will take satellite imagery, yearly sun data, and your home’s annual kilowatt usage to determine if your house will qualify for solar panel installation.
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the amount of electricity that a solar panel system can generate depends on a number of factors. However, in general, a solar panel system can provide a significant amount of electricity, and in some cases, it can even provide all of a household's electricity needs.
There are many factors to consider when discussing home solar installation and replacement roofs are one of them. When our sales specialists come to your property, they will take pictures of your roof and send the pictures to an expert for evaluation.
A program that utility companies offer that issue homeowners a credit for the electricity that solar panels generate. Every state's net-metering process is a little bit different. Find out exactly what the net-metering process in your area looks like here.
No, solar panels are very durable and can withstand heavy hail storms, wind, and snow. All equipment we use has a 25-year production guarantee, 25-year warranty, and 25-year workmanship warranty. You will pay $0 out of pocket while we maintain the entirety of the system for 25 years.
We offer the best financing options for homeowners with $0 dollars out of pocket. Our financing options are available to most Americans and make home ownership possible for more people.
Due to the fact that individual city and state regulations can affect utility pole attachment, the duration of an installation may vary anywhere from 75 days to 150 days.
Property taxes can be a significant added cost to owning property, and no one is looking to pay more taxes. However, most property owners will make improvements to their property over time that will increase the property's value and subsequently increase their property taxes.
Some solar panels can last longer than 40 years, but most panels can be expected to perform at optimum levels up to 25 years. Many top-tier solar panel manufacturers warranty their solar panels for 20-25 years. At Lessar energy we back all projects with a 25 year warranty.
In most cases, if your solar system generates more energy than your home needs at any given time, the excess energy will flow back to your utility. Your utility company may provide you with a credit for energy you send back to it. This credit is called net metering.
Typically, your meter will cycle through different screens. You should pay particular attention to the one that displays the total kilowatt-hours that your solar panels are generating. As long as your kilowatt-hours are increasing, your solar panels should be working fine.
As a renewable source of power, solar energy has an important role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating climate change, which is critical to protecting humans, wildlife, and ecosystems. Solar energy can also improve air quality and reduce water use from energy production.
Lessar Energy has installed solar panels at more than 200 houses in the Denver metro area and is rapidly expanding to serve Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Las Vegas and Henderson.
The only regular maintenance needed for your solar panels is cleaning and an annual inspection. Otherwise, as long as your panels are working properly, they won't need additional maintenance throughout the year.
Solar panel systems are incredibly durable and require little to no maintenance over their productive lifetime, which can span 25 years or more. In the event that something does go wrong, your solar PV system components have very long warranties that would cover replacement and repair costs. If you lease your solar panel system, repairs and maintenance are the energy company’s responsibility, not yours.
To figure out how many solar panels you’ll need to power your house, use a formula that takes three factors into account: annual energy usage, panel wattage and production ratios.
Solar panels do not produce power at night, but customers can still benefit from solar energy solutions after the sun sets.
There are two ways that you can potentially benefit from solar energy solutions at night – through net metering and through storage. Both options allow you to continue utilizing electricity from the sun during the night. Net metering, which requires a utility contract, works by balancing out your meter with any excess daytime energy generation and automatically applying that credit to your bill once a month. Battery storage is an unregulated solution for storing nighttime solar energy that is available 24/7, allowing homeowners to continue drawing off their purchases months into the future at will.
Solar PV systems installed in 2020 and 2021 are eligible for a 26% tax credit. In August 2022, Congress passed an extension of the ITC, raising it to 30% for the installation of which was between 2022-2032.
Solar panels are affected by local conditions, such as climate and weather. Different parts of the country have different amounts of sunlight per day; that number is called solar insolation. Additionally, the efficiency rating for any panel refers to the available sunlight at a given location on a sunny day, not how much power it will actually generate. The California Energy Commission explains that solar power systems in most areas of Southern California produce between 1,500 and 2,000 kilowatt hours per panel per year.
You get the most out of your solar panels by orienting them appropriately. In North America and other hemispheres, south-oriented roofs are best because they maximize exposure to sunlight. The sun rises in the east and sets in the west, so solar panels that face east or west will receive morning or afternoon sunlight, respectively.
Solar panel orientation is as important today as it was when choosing an orientation was a new concept in the 70s. For example, solar power production can be optimized by orienting panels to maximize exposure to the sun's light. Otherwise known as the position of sunrise and sunset, this orientation most significantly impacts energy production over time.
When it comes to solar panels unless the hail is so large it is a problem for everything in their path, it shouldn't be an issue with your panels. The solar panels are protected by steel tempered glass, and they are tested to ensure that they can withstand even the most extreme weather conditions.
Solar PV systems installed in 2020 and 2021 are eligible for a 26% tax credit. In August 2022, Congress passed an extension of the ITC, raising it to 30% for the installation of which was between 2022-2032. (Systems installed on or before December 31, 2019 were also eligible for a 30% tax credit.) It will decrease to 26% for systems installed in 2033 and to 22% for systems installed in 2034. The tax credit expires starting in 2035 unless Congress renews it.
There is no maximum amount that can be claimed.