Be Energy Independent! 

There are many options to choose from to power your home or business with renewable energy sources. See below for information on how to "go solar" through installing panels on your home or subscribing to a community solar garden!

Did you know that over 2,200 residential single-family homes in Westminster have installed PV solar? Check out the Westminster Solar Map to find out where solar is installed and permits are active.

Looking for a contractor or installer? Curious about the solar permitting and inspection process? Wanting to access financing options? Visit the Community Development Solar Webpage

Join the Westminster Solar Co-Op with your Adams County Neighbors! WhyGoSolar

Building off the success of the 2021 Westminster Solar Co-Op, we are excited to launch our 2nd solar co-up in partnership with Adams County and the City of Northglenn and Solar United Neighbors (SUN)! 

A solar co-op is made up of residents and business owners who want to enjoy a streamlined process of going solar and save money by going together as a group. The solar co-op is free to join with no obligation to install; and will include battery and electric vehicle charging installation options for its members. 2022 is the last year the federal tax credit will be available to receive 26% off the cost of your solar system. 

Learn more and register here!

Solar 101: How to Get Solar On Your Roof! SolarInstallationWestviewRecCtr10-6-09_450x300-resize179x112

1.) Be Efficient First: If you are interested in solar, first look for ways to increase your current energy efficiency. The more efficient you are, the less energy you'll need to generate with solar panels. Xcel Energy  provides residents and businesses with information and rebates.

2.) Explore Solar Potential: 

3.) Find a Solar Contractor: There are many qualified local contractors. The Colorado Solar and Storage Association (COSSA) offers aMember Directory. Qualified contractors can help you make decisions about the size of a solar system, whether to lease or buy, and how to obtain permits and funding. 

4.) Explore Financing Options:  

5.) Apply for A Permit: Visit our solar landing site to look for a contractor or installer, learn about the solar permitting and inspection process, and understand financing options

Go Solar Without Putting Panels On Your Home! 

Learn about solar subscription and participation options

  • Community Solar Gardens: go solar without installing panels on your roof. By subscribing to a portion of the energy produced in a community solar garden, you do not the need to invest in solar panels for home use. Your utility continues delivering your energy, and you become part of the solar community, receiving solar credits on your electricity bill. It’s that easy. Learn about and subscribe to Westminster's Solar Gardens: Sun Share and Jack's Solar Garden

  • Xcel Energy – Renewable Energy Options – Residential: subscribe to renewable energy options through Xcel Energy’s offerings 

  • United Power – Green Power Partners:  purchase clean, renewable electric power through united power’s green power partners program 

No matter if you own or rent your property, there's ways for you to go solar. Reach out to the sustainability office if you have questions on how to keep on the sunny side of life.