Commercial Solar

Solar Power Companies

Solutions that Save Money and Build Your Reputation!

Dependence on fossil fuels has created an environmental and energy crisis that’s affecting businesses and property owners everywhere. Alt E Wind & Solar is here to help your Company put a cap on rising energy costs and elevate it's public image. Our approach helps your Company: 
  • Cut its total monthly operating expense without sacrificing comfort for employees or customers 
  • Decrease fossil fuel consumption which, consequently, decreases pollution and greenhouse gas emissions 
  • Be recognized as a responsible, proactive participant in the clean energy movement.

Solar Electric 

Rebates and

Our Pay-It-Forward Program

Other Services

Solar Photovolataics (PV) for Generating Clean Electricity at your Business or Commercial Property!

Alt E Wind & Solar makes it easy to protect yourself from rising electricity rates and make a difference for the environment by helping you use solar power to generate clean electricity for your business or commercial property.  By using solar power you will:

Increase Your Property’s Value - According to the Appraisal Institute, "A solar electric system increases property value by $20,000 for each $1,000 in annual reduced operating costs."

Save Money – Lower or eliminate your company's electric bills entirely by generating your own clean, renewable power using solar panels.

Decrease Your Harmful Environmental Impact – generating your own clean electricity from the sun helps avoid the polluting emissions associated with fossil fuel-generated electricity (such as coal, oil, and natural gas).

Qualify For Rebates and Tax Incentives – The 26% Income Tax Credit (ITC), coupled with the Modified Accelerated Cost Recovetry System (MACRS), which is an accelerated depreciation write-off, make the financial picture of solar for a commercial facility almost too good to be true. Between these two tax benefits, it is standard to see an ROI of 50% or more in the first year after installing a commercial PV system. Additionally, many utility companies offer rebates and incentives which can further and substantially bolster the overall financial return of a commercial PV system. These rebates and incentives are outlined in more detail further down on this page.

Solar Electric

How Commercial Solar Works

Solar Electric Systems are Simple, Durable, and Long Lasting

Since a photovoltaic (PV) solar system is a valuable improvement to your building and a smart investment in the future, we’ve designed our systems to combine three critical features: simplicity, durability, and longevity. 

Simple to Own and Operate – Our fully automated solar PV systems have no moving parts and require almost no maintenance. Also since they integrate seamlessly with the existing electrical service, once your system is installed all you have to do is flip a switch to start generating electricity.  It really is that simple!

Extremely Durable – Inclement weather is no problem for your solar panels, which can withstand temperature extremes, hail, and 150 mph winds.

Lifespans of 30 Years or More – Enjoy all the benefits of solar power for your business for years to come!

Getting a Solar Electric System is as Easy as 1-2-3!

We know your time is valuable!  Therefore, at Alt E Wind & Solar, we believe it should be easy for you to get a solar PV system for your business. That’s why we’ve developed a convenient process that takes you from start to finish in 3 simple steps.
1.  Site Evaluation – Our experts will conduct a free, comprehensive 
     site evaluation to help determine if a solar panel system is right 
     for your property.
2.   Design and Engineering – Our engineers will custom design the 
     highest quality, most aesthetically pleasing solar panel system 
     possible that meets your budget and electricity production goals.
3.  Installation – Our expert installers and project managers will
     ensure your solar installation meets our rigid standards by handling
     every aspect, including permit documentation and interconnection
     with your electricity provider.  We'll even handle all the rebate 
     paperwork for you!

The Solar Electric Experts

As PV solar experts and environmentalists we’re passionate about what we do... designing the best solar photovoltaic systems possible:

Our designers, installers, and procurement teams have the best expertise in the business, so you can be confident you’ll have the best possible system.

We integrate the latest technologies to design systems that fully meets your gols and expectations.

We work with the best manufacturers in the industry to custom build a system that fits your budget.

We use the highest-quality components to give your system the longest lifespan possible.

For a free, no-obligation quote to find out if a solar electric system is right for you,  fill out this form or call 970.482.SOLAR (7652).

Rebates and Incentives for Commercial Alternative Energy Projects

Colorado is setting the standard nationwide as a leading provider of clean, renewable energy by requiring large investor owned utilities to obtain 30% of their power from renewable sources. Governor Bill Ritter signed this legislation on March 22, 2010 noting that the new standard makes it the "best in the Rocky Mountain West" and one of the highest in the nation. 

Equally important as the environmental benefits of solar, is the fact that the investment you make in your alternative energy project will protect you from rising electricity prices for years to come, while offering a better return than many other investments - all risk free! Plus, it's very rewarding to watch your meter “spin backward,” see your utility bills slashed or eliminated, and add value to your facility... all while knowing you are doing the right thing for the environment!

Alt E Wind & Solar will happily manage any rebate process for you, from start to finish.  Outlined below are some of the rebates and incentives available to you.

Rebates and Incentives

Solar Rebates And Incentives For Commercial Businesses In Colorado

Commercial Solar Electric (Photovoltaic) Incentives:

Federal Income Tax Credits/ Investment Tax Credit (ITC)
The 26% Federal Income Tax Credit effectively reduces the out-of-pocket cost of solar by 26%, after deducting any state/local incentives. This credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduciton in federal income taxes paid to the IRS.  There is no limit on this tax credit. For more information on the ITC, click here.

Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS)
The MACRS is an accelerated depreciation write-off. When taken in conjunction with the ITC, the MACRS allows a company to write off 85% of the total cost of the PV system in addition to the 26% tax credit. This depreciation write-off can be applied in it's entirety the same tax-year as the PV system is installed, or it can be applied over the course of as many years as necessary.

Xcel Energy Rebates
Xcel incentive amounts will step down over time as certain MW targets are met.  Incentive amounts are reflected as of 1/1/19:
Systems sized between 0.5kW – 25kW DC there is no longer any upfront cash rebate.  Instead Xcel pays $.005 per kWh of actual production (paid monthly for 10 years), in addition to the savings on your electric bill.
Systems sized between 25.1 kW – 500.0 kW DC there is no upfront cash rebate.  Instead Xcel pays $0.0375 per kWh of actual production (paid monthly for 20 years), in addition to the savings on your electric bill.
Systems larger than 500.1 kW DC the incentive will be determined through competitive bid process.

City of Fort Collins Utility Rebates
Commercial customers can receive rebates up to $50,000. Rebate amounts are calculated based on $0.50/Watt of DC system generation capacity and include a 20-year Renewable Energy Credit (REC) assignment to Fort Collins Utilities.

US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
The USDA offers the Rural Energy of America Program (REAP) which provides grants, as well as loan guarantees which allow your rural small business to more easily obtain financing for alternative energy projects.  Eligibility and availability of REAP funds vary, so call us now at 970.482.SOLAR (7652) or  click here to learn more about this program.

State of Colorado
State sales tax waiver (2.9%) 
RTD sales tax waiver (1.2%)

Other Utility Providers and Local Municipalities
Several other utilities and local governments offer limited rebates and incentives on an annual basis.  However, funds allocated for these local incentives are typically consumed rapidly.  Please call us (970.482.SOLAR) to find out about local incentives currently available in your area.

Database for Statewide Incentives 
The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) is a comprehensive source for current rebate information.  Click here or call us now to learn more about the incentives available in your area. 

Alt E Wind & Solar's Commercial Pay-It-Forward Program

Here at Alt E Wind & Solar we understand how truly important it is, as a business, to be able to give back to the beautiful community we live in. Keeping this in mind, we proudly offer all commercial customers an opportunity to participate in our Pay-it-Forward program. 

By making a donation from our Company’s profit to any community organization of our customer’s choosing, we give back to the community on each and every commercial solar system we install.  Alt E will donate 1% of the total project cost to a charity of the customers choosing, in that customers name!

Outlined below are a few of the organizations we can contribute to, but we are happy to make this donation to any charity of your choice.

Pay-It-Forward Program

Alt E Wind And Solar's Commercial Pay-It-Forward Program
Boys And Girls Clubs Of Larimar County
Care Housing Charity
Fort Collins Museum Of Art
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Each commercial installation allows us to give back to the community and help support a unique charity. As a commercial customer, all you need to decide is which charity you want us to donate to!

Other Services We Are Proud To Offer!

Alt E Wind & Solar is a full-service solar installation provider. We offer everything from alternative energy feasibility studies to in-house design and installation to utility interconnection and rebate paperwork.  We are your single point of contact, which means you don’t have to juggle multiple vendors, engineers, utility contacts, plans, schedules, etc. We manage every aspect of your project, so you have complete visibility into the process from beginning to end. Because of this, we are proud to offer other services that help ensure you and your business get the most out of your solar system.

Other Services

Operations & Maintenance

While solar energy is typically very low maintenance, sometimes hardware needs a good tune-up. Alt E Wind & Solar will make sure that your system is performing optimally, help to avoid expensive repairs, and make sure that you get the most out of your investment. We take advantage of online monitoring software that gives our team the ability to record power production in real time, allowing us to spot potential issues as soon as they occur. If a problem does arise, our team of experienced solar installers will diagnose and troubleshoot the issue. We want your system to operate at maximum efficiency, so please click here to contact us with any operations and maintenance concerns!
Other Services Regarding Commercial Solar Projects

Removal & Reset

Most photovoltaic (PV) modules are warrantied for 20-25 years, which means that occasionally a rooftop will need to be replaced during the lifetime of the system. We offer an additional removal and reset service that includes removing the existing solar system, and then resetting the solar modules once the reroofing is complete. Like all of our services, this is a complete turnkey solution which Alt E Wind & Solar will handle from start to finish. Our skilled team of installers can do a removal and reset for any system, whether we performed the initial installation or not. 

We want your solar panels to last you as long as possible. With that being said, a sturdy roof is essential for a durable solar system. We are proud to offer Removal & Reset services in hopes of extending the life of your systems. Please click here to get in contact with us about Removal & Reset services!