Mountain Power Solutions Blog

Colorado: a Great State for Solar

Colorado is one of the best places in North America to take advantage of solar power. Here in Colorado, the climate and legislative environment come together to create the perfect place to pursue energy independence through solar electricity. There are plenty of reasons we love living in western Colorado: the natural beauty, the perfect climate, the recreational opportunities, […]

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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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Passive Solar for New Construction

  • Posted on 05/10/2018
  • Filed under: Off-Grid

Going with an off-grid solar system is all about efficiency. For many people, that means retrofitting an existing dwelling with energy efficient updates. But if you are building a new home, there are many opportunities to optimize your home for off-grid living from day one. One of the best ways to cut down on a […]

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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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Off-Grid vs. Grid-Tied: Which is Right for You?

  • Posted on 04/19/2018
  • Filed under: Off-Grid

Transitioning to solar power can be a daunting task. Wading through the wide range of options, terminology, and technologies can seem insurmountable – but it doesn’t have to be that way. Today, we’ll cover one of the most important decision you will face: off-grid, hybrid, or grid-tied systems. Each system has its own pros and […]

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A Brief History of Solar Energy

While solar energy has exploded in popularity and availability in the last two decades, it has a long history. Humans have been harnessing the power of the sun for thousands of years, and even the modern idea of solar-generated electricity dates back to 1839. We’re excited about both the past and the future of solar […]

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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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What is Off-Grid Solar?

  • Posted on 03/08/2018
  • Filed under: Off-Grid

Solar power has experienced explosive growth over the past decade. Advances in technology, coupled with decreases in prices, have make solar achievable for a wide range of homes. All across the country, especially in sunny climates like Colorado, solar panels are dotting rooftops and empty spaces. But the vast majority of those systems are directly […]

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