Posts Categorized: Project Spotlight

Emily and David Takahashi are committed to living a low-carbon lifestyle. In 2012 they moved into their 60-year-old, 900-square-foot Boulder, CO home. David explains, “Our aim is to be independent of the electric grid as much as possible.” Their first step was to have their home retrofitted for energy efficiency, e.g. insulating ceiling and walls… Read More

Richard Marchese contacted Independent Power Systems seeking an off-the-grid power system for his home which sits above the tiny town of Ward, Colorado at 9,500 feet on a south facing slope with a view of Colorado’s front range. A long-time on-and-off Boulderite, a self-professed sixties hippie of New Jersey origins, Richard is finally retiring to… Read More

Marty Butley contacted us to design a custom 20kW ground mounted array that integrated aesthetically with his landscape and fence line. He sought such a large system in order to meet the energy needs of his veterinarian business as well as his future acquisition of an electric vehicle. We were able to meet his very… Read More

The Toor family’s Boulder home is a model of energy efficiency. Its walls and roof are well insulated; there is a solar thermal system on the south facing roof which provides all the hot water; heat is partially provided by a wood stove. Their electricity is fully provided by a grid-tied 2.87 kW solar PV… Read More

In quaint, residential Aurora, CO, this homeowner is enjoying their new SunPower solar system! Thanks to our detail-oriented installers, the panels are aligned perfectly in both of the two arrays. This system will produce 15,779 kWh each year. Specs: Array 1: • (24) 327 Watt SunPower modules • (1) Fronius 7500 Watt inverter Array 2: • (12) 327… Read More

The SIMMS Fishing headquarters in Bozeman, MT proudly shows off a 44.35 kW SunPower solar system.The SIMMS Fishing array serves as a symbol of their great respect for the great outdoors. Their  production facility and headquarters and since fish depend on a clean environment and they are doing their part to keep the water clean…. Read More

Congratulations to the owner of this brand new SunPower system in Boulder, CO! The customer is an avid outdoorsman who was concerned about future grid problems and reliability issues. This is always a good consideration for anyone considering solar power. We all remember the devastating Boulder floods of 2013 that made national news due to the severity… Read More