Off-Grid Solar Energy Colorado Springs CO

Local resource for off-grid solar energy in Colorado Springs, CO. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to solar power system, flexible solar panels, off grid panels, and grid tie solar panels as well as advice and content on solar energy, and power output.

Core Energy Inc.
(719) 481-0101
PO Box 2612
Monument, CO
 
Core Energy Inc.
(719) 481-0101
PO Box 2612
Monument, CO
 
The Energy Auditors
(719) 406-3695
P.O. Box 9074
Pueblo, CO
Services
Energy Audits, HERS Ratings

sustainable balance system
(970) 946-8871
531 E. 3rd Ave.
Durango, CO
 
Sustainable Balance Systems
(970) 946-8871
531 E. 3rd Ave.
Durango, CO
Services
Solar electric and solar thermal, radiant heating, mechanical control room installation

Colorado Renewable Energy Society
(303) 806-5317
3245 Eliot St.
Denver, CO
 
A Tin Man Heating & Air Conditioning, LLC
(719) 406-3689
P.O. Box 9074
Pueblo, CO
Services
Geothermal Heat Pumps

Lighthouse Solar
(303) 638-4562
3550 Frontier
Boulder, CO
Services
Solar Electric Installation

SolarWorks! LLC
(970) 382-2624
270 East 8th Ave.
Durango, CO
Services
Solar PV, Solar Thermal, wind, boilers, in-floor heat

Direct Solar, Inc.
(720) 279-4359
P.O. Box 27826
Lakewood, CO
Services
Renewable Solar Energy Equipment Sales, Installations, Designs, Permits and Financing.

Off Grid PV Systems

The following are elements of off grid, independent solar electricity systems. Anyone with an off grid system will need to know how their system works and the basic function of all elements of their solar electric system.

Off-grid systems can be installed by a professional installer. Many amateur electricians and independent power enthusiasts create and engineer their own solar energy systems.

Components you really need to understand:

  • Solar panels collect sunlight and convert it into an electrical current. Solar panels are supported by solar mounts (or racks).
  • Backup generator. These are required for emergencies and to cover your energy when you get weeks without sunshine. Some true greens will forego these, as they are noisy and polluting.
  • An inverter is an important part of many energy systems. It converts direct current (DC) energy into more widely usable alternating current (AC) energy.
  • Batteries store energy for later use. To learn more see our page on batteries.
  • Wiring to the house's "normal electricity." By this, we mean the house's breaker panel and beyond that, what electricians call your "load."
  • A system meter measures how full your battery is, how much electricity the panels are producing and how much electricity you are using.

Smaller elements:

  • A main DC disconnect is found in any battery-based system, between the battery and the inverter. This is a large breaker to allow easy shut off, for battery se...

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