Is a solar lease right for you?
Apollo Energy Blog
by Apollo Energy
6d ago
As a local solar company in Colorado, we find that to always provide the best possible customer experience, we must be able to offer every kind of buying option… including solar leases.  While we are confident in saying that financing or ,,buying solar is almost always a better choice for a long-term investment, there are circumstances in which leasing does make more sense or may be the only option.  In this article, we will outline the most important solar lease basics to help you differentiate your purchasing choices and make the best contract decision for your home’s new gree ..read more
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Going Solar in 2024 - Colorado and Wyoming
Apollo Energy Blog
by Apollo Energy
1M ago
If you are a new homeowner or haven’t seriously considered solar since buying your property, 2024 presents a great opportunity to save on long-term energy expenses in Colorado, Wyoming, and all over the country. From our ,,B-corp-certified solar company in Denver, here are three undeniable reasons why 2024 is a great year to go solar.  3 Reasons 2024 is a Great Year to Go Solar 1. Inflation and equipment prices are leveling. Living costs in the US have risen in recent years, which can sometimes make it difficult to fathom a large investment like solar. Knowing that solar panels can g ..read more
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How to save more in 2024 with new CO and WY solar incentives
Apollo Energy Blog
by Apollo Energy
2M ago
In the 2020s, the US solar industry is maturing and changing more rapidly than ever before.   So as a company focused on communication, education, and customer experience, we strive to help Colorado and Wyoming locals keep up to date with the latest programs, rebates, and tax incentives available for solar energy in the area.  For instance, ,,our learning center is filled with links and information about: The Residential Clean Energy Credit, worth up to 30% of system costs Local CO and WY utility solar net metering policies, programs, and rebates  Property tax exemption, s ..read more
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What to know about home solar batteries
Apollo Energy Blog
by Apollo Energy
3M ago
If you are thinking about going solar or already have panels installed, you may be interested in adding battery storage to your home energy system. Right now, home solar batteries are rapidly growing in popularity all over the world, and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) ,predicts that “by 2027, nearly 30% of all new behind-the-meter solar systems will be paired with storage, compared to under 10% in 2022.” With solar batteries, however, there is a lot to know, which has led to many of our customers asking us directly if a solar battery is worth it. To help you understand the bene ..read more
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4 Ways to Avoid "The Dark Side" of Solar Power
Apollo Energy Blog
by Apollo Energy
4M ago
Solar panels can significantly reduce your home’s carbon footprint and energy costs, that is… when installed by the right company. Unfortunately, in the constantly evolving US solar industry, the reality is that there are many homeowners who have had bad experiences with solar companies that have over-promised, under-delivered, or failed to perform proper post-installation customer service. As a result, juicy headlines often expose the “dark side” of the solar industry, with stories that cover frustrating customer experiences, wrench heartstrings, and sometimes turn readers away from solar alt ..read more
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Electrifying your home? Don’t forget the solar
Apollo Energy Blog
by Apollo Energy
5M ago
At Apollo Energy, we spend a lot of time talking to Colorado and Wyoming residents about their energy use – and now more than ever, it seems electrification is on the minds of homeowners up and down the Front Range. Whether you are just starting your research or years into your personal electrification journey, in this article, we will outline precisely why a solar energy system should be one of your highest priorities. The Power of Electrification + Solar Electrification is an ongoing process filled with small and large opportunities to reduce your carbon footprint in the kitchen, basement, g ..read more
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Commercial Solar for Denver’s Green Buildings Orridance
Apollo Energy Blog
by Apollo Energy
7M ago
With sunny days all year long, the Front Range of the Rockies is an excellent location to generate solar power. For homeowners, businesses, governments, utilities, and more, solar panels can convert an exposed rooftop or open space into an electricity-generating and money-saving renewable energy facility. Below, we’ll look at how and why building owners in Denver and surrounding areas should strongly consider a solar energy installation (among other upgrades) to go green with sustainable property improvements. Denver’s Green Buildings Ordinance Energy Program In 2023, going green isn’t only a ..read more
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How to Keep Your Home Cool, Cheap, and Green in Colorado
Apollo Energy Blog
by Apollo Energy
7M ago
If you are feeling the summer heat in Colorado’s front range, air conditioning costs can sometimes be a steep price to pay to keep your home cool throughout July and August. Thankfully, to save money on air conditioning costs there are several things that you can do to lower energy expenses at home during peak spending season. Below, we’ll look at a few of the most effective actions you can take to lower your electricity bills both as soon as possible and for years to come. Use less to save more Not to sound like a nagging roommate telling you to cut back on your electricity use, but in realit ..read more
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How does solar work with EV chargers?
Apollo Energy Blog
by Apollo Energy
9M ago
In 2023, nearly every major car manufacturer is selling electric vehicles (EVs), with drivers everywhere moving away from traditional gas-powered engines to reduce both their carbon emissions and fuel costs. To take this one step further, solar power is also playing a huge role alongside the electrification of personal transportation, empowering EV owners to charge their batteries with cheap, clean energy right in their driveway. In this article, we will look at the relationship between solar and EV chargers to showcase the ways in which you can reduce your charging costs and carbon footprint ..read more
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How to Escape Rising Electricity Bills (and Utility Profits!) with Solar
Apollo Energy Blog
by Apollo Energy
9M ago
In 2023, life seems more expensive than it used to be – and the cost of electricity is no exception. As we have been covering local electricity rate hikes for years (such as ,in 2021 and then ,again in 2022), increased utility bills are unfortunately nothing new here in Colorado and surrounding areas. What's worse, however, is that alongside these rising electricity bills, utility profits also continue to climb upwards. In 2022, Xcel Energy reported ,$1.74 billion in total company profits, up nearly 9% year over year. According to this infographic, shared by the ,Colorado Sierra Club, $727 mi ..read more
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