Do I need Batteries with my Solar PV System?

The vast majority of residential solar electric installations happen in locations where the utility grid is readily accessible and no battery storage is required. However, more and more grid connected homeowners are considering a battery back up option for their Photovoltaic (PV) system.

From Carbondale to “Solardale”

Nestled in the Rocky Mountains at 6,200 feet, Carbondale has been the home of Sunsense Solar since our founding in 1990. Originally an agricultural community that supplied food for the nearby silver-mining town of Aspen, throughout most of the 20th century Carbondale’s economy was primarily based ...

Solar for Mountain Rescue Aspen

Here at Sunsense we are all very proud of our involvement with the building of a new facility for Mountain Rescue Aspen. Mountain Rescue Aspen is an all volunteer organization dedicated to saving lives through back country rescue and mountain safety education.

Celebrating Earth Day with Habitat for Humanity

For the third consecutive Earth Day, the Sunsense Solar team was invited to collaborate with the Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork Valley Chapter , in a home solar panels installation at the latest Habitat home in Carbondale, Colorado.

Solar Car Charging for Sustainable Transportation

The Sunsense Solar buggy started its life as a neglected and abandoned 2002 Ford Think Neighbor. Someone had unplugged it for the winter and the batteries got damaged beyond repair. Luckily Steve found it and began the restoration process. A few months later, the buggy was back on the road sporti...

Sunsense Wins the SunPower 2013 “Intelegant Award for Excellence”

Sunsense Solar, a Colorado-based solar installer and SunPower Premier Dealer, today announced that it has received the national SunPower “Intelegant Award for Excellence” for a 123-kilowatt solar photovoltaic project installed on the roof of the Wayne N. Aspinall Federal Building and U.S. Courth...

Embracing a Sustainable Lifestyle with Pedal Power

We see solar power as a great way for people to empower themselves to offset their carbon footprint on this planet and if you are ready to implement solar for your home or solar for your business then we would love to connect you with one of our expert solar consultants to help you realize your goa...

Keeping up on Solar Innovation

One of the best ways to keep up and see all the changes in the solar industry is by attending solar conferences and expos. Probably the largest and best attended of these is Solar Power International (SPI) , most recently held last October in Chicago.

Be an Economic Driver in 2014

If you are still of the mindset that solar is too expensive then you may find that you have fallen behind the times and don’t quite have your finger on the pulse of what’s hot and happening in 2014.

Sunsense in the Community

It’s the season for giving and most importantly for remembering our neighbors that may need help, not just now but throughout the year. Sunsense is well known for participation in community based projects and every year Sunsense dedicates many hours of staff time to organizing equipment donations ...