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.
Denver Business Journal Names Gilman to Top Women in Energy List
Megan Gilman, the President of Minturn-based Active Energies, has been named to the Denver Business Journal’s inaugural list of the Top Women in Energy. The honor was announced at a reception held in Denver on October 29 and appears in this week’s edition of the Denver Business Journal.
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.