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Earth Day 2016: Celebrating Andy Lietz

January 22, 2020

This past Friday, the Sunsense Team was fortunate enough to participate in our 14th Habitat for Humanity Earth Day installation for the Dory family of Basalt, CO. The roof mounted solar electric system was a 5.6 kW–our largest Habitat install to date! A special thanks to the generous donations of SunivaSolarEdge, and BayWa, without which this project would not have been possible!

SolarEdge representative Andrew Hogue and Sunsense Commercial Designer Jeff Lauckhart

Brothers and Sunsense Installers Kyle and Greg Wilson 

This year, in addition to collaborating with Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork Valley to help a deserving family receive a solar photovoltaic system, we also took some time to remember and celebrate the life and achievements of our friend and coworker, Andy Lietz, who recently lost his battle with lung cancer.

Andy, who was on the board of Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork Valley for many years, was the one who originally formed this lasting partnership between our two organizations. Andy realized that adding solar to a Habitat home would not only help the new homeowners keep their electric bills down, but also help integrate more clean energy into our community.

We are happy that we get to keep his memory alive by continuing this tradition.

Overall, it was a wonderful day to install some solar. Here are some more pictures from the event. We are already looking forward to our next Habitat for Humanity project!

Sunsense Residential Operations team installing the Dory’s new PV system

Sunsense Lead Residential Installers William Steindler and Chris Taylor

Lead Residential Installer Chris Taylor and Installer Darin Binion

Sunsense Installer Darin Binion, President Scott Ely, Residential Sales Manager Steve Haines, and Service Manager Jes Sanderford

Going solar is a great way to decrease your electric bill and carbon footprint. If you are interested in getting solar for your home or solar for your business, call one of our residential or commercial solar consultants at (970) 963-1420 or email

If you already have a solar photovoltaic system and you want to make sure you are getting the optimal performance from your equipment, call our Service Department at (970) 963-1420 or email

Finally, if you know of anyone who you think would like to get solar, make sure to fill out our Referral form. If the referral leads to a signed contract, you will get $250! It pays to go solar!

Kelsey Gibb
Marketing Associate