On Friday, October 1st, the Delta-Montrose Electric Association literally flipped the switch that completed our solar project! From now on, nearly a third of our energy use is offset by the sun (the remainder is wind generated).
As far as we know, we’re the first yurt, tipi and tent manufacturer to do so.
This project was feasible thanks in part to the experts at Alternative Power Energy in Ridgway, Colorado, a USDA Renewable Energy grant covering 25 percent of the total project, a tax rebate from Delta-Montrose Electric Association(DMEA) who benefits as our meter runs backward, and our dedicated staff who saw the project through.
Why go solar, in the midst of an economic recession?
Here are a few reasons Colorado Yurt went green:
- Solar energy is clean, renewable and good for the environment. Our 5kW PV system significantly reduces our carbon footprint.
- We increase awareness and educate others, at work and in the community.
- We decrease our annual utility costs. Less money wasted is a great thing!
We believe that living simply is simply better living. Going solar helps us practice what we preach.