Mountain Power Solutions Blog

Solar Growth in the Last Decade

At Mountain Power Solutions, we’ve been providing off-grid solar systems to western Colorado and eastern Utah for over a decade. During that time, the solar industry has exploded across the country; and we’re happy to be a part of the solar revolution.  Over the last ten years, we’ve been busy helping dozens of families achieve their off-grid goals. And during that same time, […]

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The Benefits of Decentralized Power Production

Local goods are all the rage these days, manifesting itself in farm-to-fork restaurants, shop local campaigns, and farmers’ markets. But there is one element this local-first mindset forgets about – energy production. Currently, most of our electricity is produced at large facilities and then transmitted around the country for local use. This system worked great […]

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Energy Usage Trends in the United States

Like so much of the modern world, the energy landscape in the United States is undergoing a massive shift. The environmental effects of fossil fuels and inefficient systems are becoming more obvious, and our priorities are (slowly) moving to account for the impact of our energy production. As of 2016, the United States uses 18% […]

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Solar Power & HOAs in Colorado

*Note: We’re not lawyers. And nothing in this article should be construed as legal advice. If you are in a fight with your HOA, we recommend getting advice from a real lawyer. Homeowner’s Associates (HOA’s) in Colorado are often very restrictive on what you can and cannot do with your property. Regulations run from the […]

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Going Green: The Environmental Impact of Coal-Burning Power Plants

Coal has been an integral part of the growth of American industry, but the last few decades have revealed the environmental impact of our reliance on coal. While coal-burning power plants are on the decline, there are still roughly 600 power plants providing 25% of our electric generating capacity. At Mountain Power Solutions, we understand […]

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Going Off-Grid: Home Energy Saving Tips

Committing to living off the grid requires a serious look at your energy consumption. Even with improvements in energy efficiency, the explosion of consumer electronics has led to more and more devices drawing power in the average home. That is easy to forget when you are tied directly to the power grid. But it’s a […]

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