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Plant trees on east, southeast, southwest and west exposures to reduce solar heat gain and reduce glare through windows.
From purchasing clean, renewable energy to generating electricity on-site, Fort Collins Utilities gives our customers options to be more sustainable.
We are currently working on new renewable energy choice options that are expected to be available in 2021. Sign up to receive updates.
Solar in Fort Collins
To generate on-site electricity, you must meet parallel generation requirements. The Home Efficiency Loan Program and solar rebates are available to help with the cost of photovoltaic (PV) systems.
Building Services will issue the required building permit. View Residential PV Setbacks standards.
Check out the list of solar contractors and resources.
See how we're doing: installed solar PV capacity (PDF 87KB). Fort Collins is a partner in the Solar Friendly Communities project.
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SolSmart Gold Designation
In 2016, Fort Collins Utilities received the SolSmart Gold Designation for addressing barriers to solar energy and fostering the growth of mature solar markets.
SolSmart is a national recognition and technical assistance program designed to drive greater solar deployment and help more homes and businesses access solar energy.