Denver, CO, December 05, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The U.S. solar power market hit a milestone in the first half of 2015 with 2.7 gigawatts of solar power panels installed. According to industry reports from GTM Research, Colorado ranked ninth nationwide in terms of overall solar power capacity, 13th in terms of solar power capacity added in 2014 (67 megawatts) and 11th in the amount of solar power added during the second quarter of 2015.
Consumer demand for solar is up. So, what is needed to continue this growth?
“Independence from the utility companies is one huge factor that will impact growth,” says Alex Valdez, CEO/President of Denver-based EcoMark Solar. “Colorado has the potential to get 100 percent of its power from solar by 2050 - if it’s not hindered by existing utility regulations. We support Colorado legislators like Max Tyler who are advocates for renewable and clean energy, and encourage Colorado residents to see where their legislators stand on this issue.”
EcoMark designs and installs systems free of third party interference and encumbrance so if the homeowner decides to sell their home, no lease transfer is needed. “The real estate industry is learning that purchased solar systems add value to a home for sale but a leased system may be detrimental if the buyers don’t want to take on a long-term lease,” Valdez explains.
In Colorado, energy rates have been rising about six percent annually. “Everyone benefits from increased used of solar,” Valdez adds. “When enough people spend their money to go solar, they reduce the public utilities’ need to build expensive generation resources and purchase the power to fuel them.”
For more information about EcoMark Solar, visit www.ecomarksolar.com or call 720-432-6411.