Use solar panels at your home or business
How to get a solar panel permit
Get a $500 discount on standard residential solar systems
View a map of solar panel permits issued in the city
Solar Gardens - Want to use solar energy but don’t want solar panels on your home or business? Buy solar energy from a solar array located elsewhere in the community. For more information, visit SunShare's website or contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-296-0919.
City facilities use of solar panels
In 2009, Westminster City Council approved a photovoltaic solar power purchase agreement pilot program. The agreement allows Main Street Power to use city facilities as hosts for its photovoltaic solar systems.
Detailed information on the contract
During the fall of 2009, Simple Solar installed the solar power panels at City Park Recreation Center, West View Recreation Center, Municipal Service Center and the Public Safety Center.
The systems, providing 270 KW, became operational in January 2010. The ecological benefits of this pilot program include greenhouse gas reduction by hosting this renewable solar energy source. In addition, the city locks in a guaranteed electricity rate over the next five years.
In 2014, Westminster was certified as a Platinum Level Solar Friendly Community by an innovative partnership between local governments and the solar industry. Westminster is the first community in Colorado to achieve the Platinum designation from the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA) as part of its Solar Friendly Communities Program.
View real-time power readings
As part of this pilot PV solar project, real-time readings of the power being produced by the sun are available on-line; to see the real-time power being generated at each facility, please click on one of the following facilities:
City Park Recreation Center
West View Recreation Center
Municipal Service Center
Public Safety Center
You must have Microsoft Silverlight installed in order to view the real-time power information.
If you receive an error message like this:
Server Error in '/' Application.
The resource cannot be found.
Description: HTTP 404
Requested URL: /NeedSilverlight.aspx
Then you need to download Microsoft Silverlight in order to run the web app.