What People are Saying About Alt E Wind & Solar
WOW a wonderful experience making the BIGGEST PURCHASE we ever made for our business. We researched companies and WISELY settled on Alt-E Wind & Solar for solar panels on our 5625 sq. ft. warehouse. Alt-E did a great job of FULLY explaining, planning, and installing the system. They obtained all permits, easily passed inspections, and made sure we got all rebates. If you want it DONE RIGHT go with Alt-E Wind & Solar. Rick and the entire crew are all a VERY ETHICAL and PROFESSIONAL dedicated group to work with. That made the whole process easy, smooth, and enjoyable.
Ralph, Marsha & Lavell McGovney, Source of Nature
Alt E Wind and Solar was very easy to work with and always did what they said they would do. They answered phone calls and emails promptly. They were a pleasure to work with and did their jobs with a minimum of disruption to our lives. They also kept us informed of where they were in the process and how the schedule was looking. I can’t think of any way our experience could have been better.
We couldn’t recommend Alt E Wind & Solar, Ltd enough. We engaged with the team nearly a year before the project started. Alt E Wind & Solar helped us design 5 systems to offset our irrigation energy costs. These systems ranged from 13.6 KW on the small end to 76 KW on the large end. From the very first phone call to answer some high level concept questions, to the design, ROI, funding sources, negotiating with Xcel Energy, implementation, and follow up, Alt E Wind & Solar, Ltd has been by our side. There was significant education needed from them in order to make this large of investment. They took the time and never made us feel pressured to take the next step or do something we weren’t ready for. This collaboration allowed us to fine tune the solution, make some needed energy efficiency changes, and structure a financial solution that made the system more easily cashflow for the business. If you’re looking for a solar solution, take the time to collaborate with Alt E Wind & Solar and you’ll end up with the right solution for your needs.
Ridge West Property Services, LLC
Alt E Wind and Solar is an excellent, highly ethical group of professionals! They helped us with our local rural electric cooperative, and were ALWAYS our advocate. We highly recommend this company and will certainly plan on continuing our relationship, looking for more green energy opportunities! Even better, Alt E analyzes the true FINANCIAL benefits of green energy, which in the end helps float a household and small farm and ranch budget!
Google needs to enable 10 star reviews for companies like Alt-E Wind and Solar. Rick was so helpful with the entire scope of the project. I have yet to meet someone as knowledgeable and patient in the solar industry as Rick and his team. They are excited to help and share their knowledge. We had a 49.2kW system with some complexity but they handled everything flawlessly and the end result is better than we could have hoped for. I have inquired with several solar installers along the front range over the last few years as we were searching for the right installer to do the job and NO one holds a candle to the service that Alt-E Wind and Solar provided. HIGHLY recommend working with Rick and his team.
Cate Brothers Excavating
I’m very pleased with the purchase and installation of my solar array on my property by Alt E. From the beginning Rick and Nick both took a consultative approach to educate me on the specifications as it relates to sizing of the array, location, and working with Poudre Valley Electric Cooperative (PVREA). They did not pressure me on a decision or a specific direction. They anticipated problems and were very upfront about what they might run into. They fielded my many questions, were willing to allow me to do some minor work to help defray costs and delivered exactly what their proposal outlined. Also very pleased with their installation crew who were professional and patient with my questions and curiosity throughout the installation process. They worked tirelessly and coordinated well with the county inspectors and PVREA. The system is performing as expected. Very pleased.
We live ‘out there’ in Wyoming. Rick communicated his solar expertise so well, we were immediately ‘sold’, and from the very beginning had high confidence that all would go well. And it did go well. A few bumps along the way with Wyrulec- did not phase Rick or Nick. Rick professionally over-communicated at each juncture. This was so helpful to us because Rick explained in a way that we could understand the minute details each step of the project. The very polite and respectful work crew (Henry, Lars, and another young man), led by Nick, worked through some seriously rough winter weather, and worked around gates and fences and livestock. They are hard working, smart and focused -tough guys. When the project was completed, Amy at the company, made a donation in our name to The Wildlife Sanctuary in eastern Colorado- a very beautiful thing to do, capping off an experience that we would highly Recommend to Everyone. Today, we are generating solar electricity and life is good here on the ranch. Good job and well done- THANK YOU ALT-E WIND AND SOLAR!
Wayne Thornburg & Karen Weber
Outstanding from start to finish. Extremely knowledgeable team from assessment, design, and installation. Very responsive and kept us informed at every phase. Just a great Company to work with!
My ground mount solar array has been up and running for a month now, and I couldn’t be more pleased. The team at Alt E Wind and Solar were on-site for the site survey just a few days after I contacted them. They understood all my requirements and they were up-front about potential risks (like underground rocks). I had their proposal the same day. I got several other proposals, from both local and distant companies. All of the proposals had similar prices. No other company gave me the confidence I felt while dealing with Alt E. Alt E handled the permitting with the county and ****** ****** ***. All I did was provide a few signatures. They started construction ahead of schedule. When they did discover underground rock, we discussed our alternatives and quickly decided on a plan (involving a jack hammer) that added just a day to the schedule. The crew was polite and professional. They worked through several February snow storms and I was generating electricity ahead of schedule. Rick, Amy, Nick and their crew were a pleasure to work with, from start to finish – and I highly recommend Alt E Wind and Solar.
Our experience with Alt-E Wind and Solar was perfect from start to finish. We was given several company names from PVREA, who said these are companies that are reliable. We contacted several and although we thought all the companies would be good, we especially liked dealing with Rick Pike who was very friendly and explained everything in detail. Even though the proposed components were a little more expensive, I liked using the highest quality German solar panels, as well as individual micro-inverters on each panel, all of which had outstanding warranties. Rick explained to us not to shoot too far over estimated kWh needs since these would not be cost effective. Also, we have the ability to add panels if needed once we get a good look at future usage (we are in a new home). Nick Pike coordinated the installation and was just like Rick in that he was friendly, explained everything in detail, was always available and communicated with us liberally throughout the process which involved a few delays due to weather. We always knew what was happening. The installation crew members of Lars, Dylan and Henry were friendly and very competent. They installed the system very quickly weather permitting. The electricians were also friendly, competent and quick. Tony at PVREA was very responsive and came the next morning after our system was completed to switch out the meter to a solar meter. Setting up the Enlighten monitoring system was easy and we are learning how to use it now. Overall, we are very pleased with our system and the entire process thus far. We would certainly recommend this company to friends and neighbors.
Rick & Nick and their team are terrific. Installation was completed a week before initially scheduled. They left the work site clean and neat. Solar panels look great and produce all the electricity I need! Great company; highly recommended!
Alt-e Wind & Solar was an amazing company to work with. In addition to answering all of our questions they were able to work out issues we had with our power company using their knowledge of the state regulations. We’ve even called with questions after completion and always feel like we are still important with their prompt professional response.
Kelly and Trena Reichman
I found working with Alt-E a great pleasure. They are dynamic and resourceful with a lot of common sense and data driven explanations that make spending the funds on solar an easier decision. The crew is pleasant and clean up after themselves, which is not an experience I have had with other contractors working here. In all, they made us feel great about choosing Alt-e as our solar company. We look forward to working with them in the future when battery/storage components are better suited for our needs. Thank-you to all the good folks at Alt-E.
We had a very large solar array installed by Alt E and could not be more satisfied. The installation went smoothly in every aspect and the crew were friendly, competent and professional! We live on a small ranch and the crew were very careful with our animals and also with the neighbor’s animals and respectful of our property. We so appreciate their consideration and they were an absolute pleasure to deal with in all respects.
I have had an excellent experience working with Alt E Wind and Solar. They are very good communicators and efficient throughout the entire process.
John and Marta Hartman
They were professional, friendly, easy to work with and very experienced in ground mounts and working with Poudre Valley REA. Their bid was very competitive with others that we got, and the service was excellent.
Rick, Nick, and the crew did a fantastic job on our solar array. From the planning stage to the commissioning, Rick kept me apprised of all the relevant details. Rick was able to work through all of the potential snags involved in permitting and inspections and got the job done with very high quality and on time. I recommend Alt E Wind & Solar without reservation and wish that all contractors were as friendly, competent, and pleasant to work with.
These guys are great!!!! The knowledge they have is truly great. They did an energy analysis on my home with a few electric bills from months past and were able to help me judge the size of system that I would need. Also different options for larger or smaller systems. All in all my experience has been great…Would recommend to anybody looking for solar!
We enjoyed working with AltE. They were sensitive to our concerns and took the time to answer all of our questions. We’re very happy with the result.
Rick and his team at Alt E Wind & Solar are amazing! They contacted us at Berthoud Habitat for Humanity and offered to donate a complete system for one of our homeowners. WOW!!! This is an amazing gift and should eliminate about 75% of the homeowner’s electricity costs. Rick and his team were great to work with getting the system installed and up and running. They were very professional and answered all questions knowledgably. What a wonderful company and an amazing gift to a Berthoud Habitat for Humanity homeowner. We are TRULY BLESSED!
Berthoud Habitat for Humanity
Rick and his team were fantastic to work with. They are extremely passionate and knowledgeable about the industry, and were eager to share information to help us make the best decisions for our solar investment. They were very patient with us as we explored the possibility of going solar, and thoroughly answered every question we could come up with. We felt really engaged in the entire process, and we now have a good understanding of the ins and outs of our system, thanks to their commitment to keeping the customer informed every step of the way. We highly recommend Alt E Wind & Solar.
Stacy & Daniel Sebeczek
Rick exceeded all expectations and did a 5 star job from start to finish on my new solar array. I couldn’t be happier and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for wind and solar options for their home or business!
Chris & Laura Eisenhard
Rick and Nick were great to work with start to finish. Rick provided lots of info upfront and kept us informed throughout the install. The construction and equipment was all top notch, and completed on schedule.
Peter & Joyce Jobson
I can’t begin to tell you what an amazing experience we had with AltE Wind and Solar. They were professional and their work is exceptional. Mother Nature gifted our lot with sandstone 6 inches below the surface and we had to have 20 caissons drilled. Rick and Nick came up with a plan and persevered and got it done in a timely manner. We have had our panels operating for a little over 2 months and they are producing beyond expectations. We absolutely love our solar panels. If you are considering installing solar we would highly recommend Alt E.
Janice & Scott Haley
Rick from Alt E Wind & Solar had the best presentation and production figures as to cost and output. Nick did a great installation job. Everything went as planed.
Wayne & Betty Cline
We would like to HIGHLY RECOMMEND Alt E Wind and Solar for anyone planning on a solar installation. Their price was competitive, components of the highest quality, and customer service superlative.
Mary Hills & David Zekman
We highly recommend Alt E Wind and Solar! From our first contact requesting a quote, through the installation, to the final review and operational overview of our system, this company was wonderful to work with. Rick, the owner, took the time to explain how big a system you would need and why, how it would work and what to anticipate once installed. Nick was the foreman for our project and worked tirelessly to meet deadlines and ensure the installation went smoothly. From beginning to end we were continually impressed by their professionalism and honesty. When it comes to customer service, level of knowledge and solid business practices, you would be hard pressed to find a more impressive company than Alt E Wind and Solar!
Mark & Tish Corbridge
Our experience with Alt E Wind & Solar is excellent. We had many open, transparent conversations, and learned a great deal. Our solar system went up in a timely way, in spite of the bumps that invariably come up when doing something this complex, and at a time of year when the weather is unpredictable. It’s run well since the day we turned it on, and the interfaces are simple to understand. These people have truly earned our trust — they’re just those kind of people.
Brent & Sonja Thompson
We chose Alt E Wind & Solar, in part, because of their many positive reviews. Ours reflects the same level of professional service, consideration for our interests, availability to answer all questions and insure that our installation is producing as anticipated. We’ll gladly recommend Alt E to others.
Karen & Paul Wagner
Very happy with Alt E Wind and Solar in educating us on solar and installing our system. Rick and team are very good at keeping us informed of each step in the process.
Janise & Clayton Daylin
It was great working with Alt E Wind & Solar! They did a great job, communicated with us extensively in response to our questions and concerning work schedules, etc. Rick provided instructions on the system and was always quickly responsive by phone or email. Rick was a very creative problem solver as well when we encountered some access issues and was there to personally troubleshoot. The PV system is running smoothly and we are glad we chose Alt E Wind & Solar. Kudos to Rick, Amy and their son! Great business and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them in the future.
Garry Dallmann & Aurelia Haller
Everything about Alt E’s performance was superb, from the initial consultation and detailed bid to the post-installation user manual and explanation. Installation was completed on schedule with excellent communication throughout. The owner of the business was involved on a daily basis and thoroughly believes in and enjoys what he does. The work crew was careful, extremely competent and a pleasure to be around. Thank you, Alt E Wind & Solar, Ltd.
Glenn & Judy Gray
It has been a pleasure dealing with Rick and Nick on our solar installation. After doing some shopping, I found Rick’s pricing to be very competitive, and his service has been great. Rick was very thorough in explaining the details of the installation as well as operation once the system was up and running. Nick and crew did a good job on the installation, and everything is working just as planned. The sizing of our array seems to be spot on for our usage, and we’re excited to be reaping the benefits of solar for years to come.
Dean Walker, Walker Mowers
Alt E was everything we were looking for in a small business. They communicated their timelines and met every one. They also kept us apprised at every step so there were no surprises. We recommend them highly.
Greg & Julie Kopf
If you are considering Solar – call Rick at Alt E Wind & Solar. I interviewed 3 companies and Alt E won hands down. Not only for performance, cost but also they knows what it means to give GREAT customer service. We highly recommend Alt E!
Rich & Tami Spaulding
Alt E Wind and Solar was contracted to expand the Solar PV test facility at Ampt, LLC. They did an excellent job with the details of this unique and complicated installation. Rick and his crew were very professional and put emphasis on getting the installation complete correctly and on schedule.
Matt Germain, Ampt, LLC
Rick, Nick, and company installed our system at the specified time, handled the paperwork, and kept us informed at all times. It couldn’t have been better!
Terry & Helen Meek
My wife and I have dreamed of going solar for years. When the time came to take action we compared several proposals and the decision to choose Alt E Wind and Solar was easy. Rick Pike is a pleasure to deal with. He is very knowledgable, patient and showed genuine care in our project. He managed the entire project from beginning to end making the whole process easy. We now have a 11.44 kW solar array generating enough energy for our entire annual consumption. Saving money and doing our bit for the planet thanks to Alt E Wind and Solar.
If you are serious about going solar, call Rick at Alt E Wind & Solar. He comes with our highest recommendations. We pined for, yet waited, for a high quality solar install for the last 10 years. Now we are elated with the results. Thank you Rick, Nick, Amy and staff.
Rhys and Judy Christensen
Our experience with Alt E Wind & Solar was very positive. As an engineer, I work with contractors on a fairly frequent basis, so communication, knowledge, punctuality, quality products, workmanship, keeping a clean and safe work site, and good service, all are on my radar. Rick, Nick, and crew completed our solar installation on time and on budget, despite frequent Spring storms at our mountain location during the installation time window. Communications from Rick on the progress of permitting, inspections, and installation were timely. Our grid-tied solar installation was just completed a few weeks ago, but so far it is performing as designed. I would certainly recommend Alt E Wind & Solar to anyone looking to install grid-tied solar.
We are very pleased with how our project turned out. Alt E Wind & Solar was great to deal with from start to finish. Great communication throughout the whole process. Excellent product.
Jared and Jamie Bodine
We had been wanting to go solar for some years, but it was not until we met Rick at Alt E Wind & Solar that our dream became possible. As a family run local business with low overhead, Alt E Wind & Solar was less expensive than other alternatives for the same or better quality. It was a pleasure working with Rick & Nick. They explained the process in detail, keep us informed every step of the way, and finished installation exactly on schedule. Our new system has only been running for a few weeks now, but all is going very well. It is wonderful to watch our electric meter spin backwards! Rick also had great suggestions that we followed for financing as well. We will highly recommend Alt E Wind & Solar to neighbors and friends.
The team at Alt E Wind & Solar managed our entire solar installation. Thorough and detail-oriented, they were easy to work with and navigated the various forms and licensing to enable our project. They designed a PV system that provides for our electric consumption, and has a strong, tax-free return on investment. Should mention that all our neighbors think the panels look cool!
Nate & Colleen Wolf
Alt E Wind & Solar is a professional organization that goes the extra mile to insure they deliver everything they promise. We were very pleased with their work and their can do attitude during the installation and start-up. To bad electric utilities are not as responsive. We would use them again and not hesitate to recommend them to anyone considering solar.
Stan & Jessie Meschievitz
I thought everything was great and everyone was very nice and informative! Alt E Wind & Solar completed there work on schedule and were very professional. We would tell other people about Alt E Wind & Solar – two thumbs up! Thanks for everything!
Nick & Shirley Connor
Absolutlely fabulous service! Rick went way out of his way to get us back on track after we procrastinated making our decision to go ahead with the system so we would not lose our rebate from Xcel Energy.
Greg & Karen Hendrixson
Alt E Wind & Solar exceeded my expectations. Throughout the process, options and schedule were thoroughly explained. Changes were minimal and they worked closely and responsively with us to avoid any conflicts. It was a wonderful experience.
Leland & Stacey Lorentzen
Best decision we have ever made!! Have not paid an electric bill for 2.5 years thanks to Rick and Alt E Wind and Solar!!
Doug & Sheryl Hitchens
Our install took place just over a year ago and it was a rather complex grid-tie solar system with back up batteries, which was important for my husband to be able to be off the grid and still have electricity should something catastrophic occur. Rick worked tirelessly making sure he had all the information to equip us with the best system to meet our needs. He promised 100% satisfaction and we received 110% satisfaction. Unlike most companies that we have worked with who have great communication until we sign and pay, Rick has been there for us before, during, and most importantly after. Thank you Alt E Wind & Solar!
Dave & Brenda Farstad
Alt E Wind & Solar was professional from the design phase and through construction. Very knowlegeable and easy to contact with questions that arise after the system is up and running.
We are very happy with our solar from Alt E Wind & Solar. We are saving 60% on our electric bill and that does not factor in the increases in electric costs over the last few years. We also have to take into consideration that Joe likes light and that means in every room and even in daylight, lights tend to get left on. We saved $1,750 the first year so whats not to like.
Joe & Patty Pike
We decided to make a long-term investment in curbing the cost of our electrical bills, since they had doubled in the last 10 years. In one year, we have saved 31,620 kwh in energy usage or $3258.00. With rebates from Xcel and a state and federal grant, it was a wise investment. Alt E Wind & Solar was instrumental in coordinating the whole process. Thanks Alt E Wind & Solar!
Manweiler Hardware, Inc.
Janice Glines, Rick and Heather Anthony
Our solar array has eliminated our electric bill. Alt E Wind & Solar was professional and Rick’s communication was excellent throughout the process. Additionally, Rick helped us understand all our options and he designed a system that completely meets our goals. I would highly recommend Alt E Wind & Solar to anybody interested in solar!
Paul & Georgia Graham
We are very happy with our solar system. Not only is our electric bill non existent but we have received a payment every month for the extra energy we produced. We checked around before using Alt E Wind & Solar but found Rick to be more professional and educational in his selling with no high pressure involved. We highly recommend Alt E Wind & Solar. Even our financial adviser was impressed with the return on this investment. The most time consuming part of owning this solar system is going to the bank each month to deposit the check. We really do enjoy our system!
Rick and Barb Scanlan
I had a lazy IRA that just bobbed up and down with the stock market. Putting pencil to paper I determined that these dollars would generate a better return with a home solar array. Federal tax credits, energy company incentives and being a net contributor to the electrical grid made the decision easy. I have worked with contractors for more than 20 years. Alt E Wind and Solar did an excellent job with the array installation and customer service.
I enjoyed working with Rick. He delivered our system as promised and solar panels have been producing electricity at their predicted ouptut level for the first 8 months of operation.
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