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Pueblo Regional Building Department Commits to Solar Power with Photon Brothers

Local solar company Photon Brothers announces their partnership with the Pueblo Regional Building Department and have installed a new 57-kilowatt system on their existing downtown Pueblo building, leading the city to almost $1,000,000 in savings on their energy bill throughout the next 30 years. The solar panel project was installed last month with energy savings already underway for the Department.

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Coronavirus cost Colorado’s solar industry thousands of jobs, but there’s one bright spot

The solar power industry has been hammered by the pandemic economy with the loss of tens of thousands of jobs nationally and Colorado facing an estimated 2,400 solar jobs gone by June. Yet one niche market is fitfully soldiering on in the state: home rooftop solar.

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Pueblo Solar Company Joins Worldwide Network of Design Centers

Photon Brothers, a Pueblo-based solar installer, has been selected as a SunPower master dealer, with a ribbon cutting for its design center at 4921 N. Elizabeth St. scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Friday. The local center is part of a worldwide network of more than 1,800 companies that sell, install and service SunPower products, which are touted as the most advanced and energy-efficient solar panels in the world.

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Photon Brothers is Now a Proud Member of COSEIA

Photon Brothers is happy to announce that we are a member of COSEIA, the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association! COSEIA is a statewide organization that promotes the expansion of the solar and storage industry and technologies. COSEIA works hard to develop new policies and advocate for them. This organization has been a big contributor to the solar industry by creating new policies and programs each year.

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Green Roof Initiative

This past November, Denver took a huge step in combating climate change. This large city passed the “Denver Green Roof Initiative”, which requires buildings with a floor area of 25,000 square feet or more to have solar power, or a green roof.

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Backup Battery vs. Generator for Your Home – Which is Better?

If you’re looking into a whole-home generator to safeguard against power outages, you may be surprised to hear that a home battery can be equally effective as a backup power source. In fact, certain batteries like the Tesla Powerwall don’t even require solar panels.

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How Much Energy Do Solar Panels Produce?

If you’re thinking about going solar, you’re probably wondering how much energy your solar panels will produce. Especially if you’re aiming to lessen your monthly power bill, or you’re interested in going off-grid.

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How to Use Excess Power from Solar Panels

Many solar panels are highly efficient, which means they often produce more power than your home or business needs.

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How Much Money Can You Save In Colorado With Solar Panels?

There’s no getting around it: installing a solar energy system is expensive. If you’re considering solar panels for your home, you’ll want to know how much they’ll save over time. That way, you can determine if they’re worth the upfront investment.

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Pros & Cons of Solar Panels in 2022

Over the past decade, residential and commercial solar energy has grown steadily almost every year—and that growth doesn’t seem to be slowing down in 2022. In fact, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that global solar deployment will grow by 5% in 2022.

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Solar ITC (Investment Tax Credit) Extension 2021

In December 2020, Congress passed an extension of the solar investment tax credit (ITC), which provides a 26% tax credit towards residential solar system installations. It was previously set to expire in 2021, but with the recent extension, homeowners can now take advantage of the full 26% credit for systems installed until the end of 2022.

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How Long Do Solar Batteries Last?

Not all solar batteries are created equal, so the life expectancy varies greatly.

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Why You SHOULDN’T Install Your Own Solar Panels in Colorado

Even though installing solar panels is more affordable than ever, it still requires a significant upfront investment.

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What Are the Environmental Benefits of Owning Solar Panels?

As solar technology becomes more affordable, many eco-conscious homeowners are considering solar energy as a green alternative to conventional electricity.

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How Much Will My Electric Bill Be With Solar Panels?

One of the main benefits of solar panels is the long-term energy savings they provide. Solar panels dramatically reduce your monthly electric bills, sometimes as much as 50% or more per month. All the money you save on your utility bills will help you recoup the amount you spend to install the panels. And after the initial payback period, everything you save goes directly into your pocket.

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How Much Electricity Does a Solar Panel Produce?

Thinking about going solar? You might be wondering, how much electricity does a solar panel produce?

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How Long Do Solar Panels Last?

On average, solar panels last about 25 years. However, the lifespan depends on a number of factors, including:

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What Is Net Metering?

If you’re considering solar panels for your home or business, you may have heard about a unique incentive called net metering.

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What To Look For In A Solar Installation Company

Going solar is a significant investment. It can also be a complicated and stressful endeavor if you choose the wrong solar installation company.

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Can You Go Off-Grid With Solar Panels?

The short answer: Yes! But you need to have a solid grasp of how much energy your household consumes. Otherwise, you risk running out of power— which can have some pretty inconvenient consequences.

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A California Homeowner’s Guide to Net Metering 3.0

Net metering changes in California will soon reduce solar energy system credits. Act now to be grandfathered into higher savings!

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What’s the Difference Between Secured Solar Loans and Unsecured Solar Loans?

When it comes to solar loans, you have two main options: a secured or unsecured loan. The difference comes down to whether or not you provide collateral to the lender, which determines the loan terms.

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What Are the Different Types of Solar Batteries?

Solar batteries maximize the amount of energy your solar panels produce, reducing your carbon footprint and your solar panel payback period. Plus, solar batteries ensure your home always has electricity—even during power outages.

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Is My Roof Suitable for Solar Panels?

Most residential solar panels are installed on a homeowner’s roof. Why? Because it’s the best place to capitalize on obstructed sunlight.

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