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Abundant amounts of Solar Energy in Western Colorado make it an ideal location for solar thermal and photo voltaic systems.  Solar Design Group is a Solar Thermal, Photo Voltaic and Small Wind turbine company based in Grand Junction Colorado. Western Colorado is an ideal climate for both forms of Solar systems. The abundant amount of solar radiation we receive per year, over 300 days, can be used for domestic hot water, radiant floor heating, heating swimming pools, powering residential and commercial buildings.

We’ve been designing and installing solar thermal hot water and renewable energy systems since 2005.  We’ve been involved in the industry since the early 1980’s when the Carter Administration introduced the first tax breaks for renewable energy systems.

The technology of late is highly efficient and well-engineered to last 25+ years of continuous use.

Services Offered by Solar Design Group, LLC

Energy conservation and building audit consulting – We provide a moderate range of energy audit consulting for residential and small commercial buildings and facilities.  We have a successful track record of saving our customers money on their energy bill by reducing the amount of energy required to heat or cool.  

Site Analysis For Solar and Wind – By performing physical on site evaluation, using Solar Pathfinder™ or PV Watts and reviewing your building design, we can quickly analyze a site for year round solar suitability. Shading factors from trees, buildings, hills, parapets, as well as roof sections and building orientation from building plans are all looked at and factored into the total analysis. Contact 970-201-6885

System Sizing For Solar - Sizing the system is an important part of any sale as it ties into return on investment and performance of the system. Using F-Chart™ or RETScreen™ solar modeling computer programs, we can properly size and design a well-balanced system to fit the owner's objectives.

System Design: Designing the system and integrating the solar panels into a building, or a roof or property is an important part of the design process. We have flat panel collectors that work very well with contemporary architecture. These collectors can also be installed on the side of a building tying in to the architecture. All plumbing, mechanical connections and equipment are installed to conform to the latest building and mechanical codes.

Inspection & repair:  We perform inspection and maintenance on existing solar thermal systems.  All solar heating systems require monthly visual maintenance to ensure that the system is operating at peak efficiency.  The home or business owner should be performing these inspections.  Many of these systems operate under a closed loop that is filled with a glycol/water mix and is under pressure.   As with any mechanical system leaks may occur, expansion tanks may lose pressure, air may have gotten into the system resulting in a poor performing system that isn’t working as designed.  We offer PH testing of the fluid as well as fluid replacement, temperature differential testing and making sure that you system is performing at maximum capacity.

Energy Monitoring:  We install LAN based remote energy monitoring systems hardware and software that allows the customer to remotely monitor and record energy production.  Many businesses like to display their renewable energy systems on their websites and on kiosks in their facilities, etc.

Our commitment to you:

To provide our customers with realistic and cost effective solar energy solutions that reduces their energy consumption, with the overall objective for long term financial and energy savings, through the use of superior products, engineering, and customer service.

To provide our clients with the very best in value added proven solar and wind products and equipment that is aesthetically pleasing, and will provide years of superior performance.

To assist our clients in reducing their carbon footprint and overall energy usage through the use of solar energy and smart building controls and materials.



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