Colorado State Senators Visit Active Energies
Senators Steadman and Heath Check Out Local Solar Sites
Colorado State Senators Rollie Heath and Pat Steadman and their staff visited Active Energies on July 16. The Senators were on a listening tour to small businesses located in Eagle County and made the Vail area solar company the last stop on their tour.
We're Now in Seven Countries on Four Continents!
Active Energies is now working on three single family homes in Colombia, a single family home in Peru, a single-family home in Ajijic, Mexico, a multi-family development in Montenegro, a project in Tanzania, and several projects in Istanbul, Turkey. Active Energies is providing Green Rater, HERS Rater, and LEED® for Homes Provider services in seven countries on four continents.
Does Solar Make Sense for a Second Home?
The electrons don’t know if you’re home or not
Many second homeowners wonder how cost effective solar panels are for their second home versus their primary residence. The quick answer is – it’s the same. Here’s why:
The solar panels don’t realize if a homeowner is around or not – they just produce their maximum amount of power and feed it back into the home and the grid. Each kWh produced is worth the same amount, even when no one is home.
How Your Usage Impacts Solar Payback
What to look at when calculating solar payback
People commonly remark that they either use too little or too much electricity to have a reasonable payback on photovoltaics, but this comes from a misunderstanding of how the savings from solar work.