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The Solar Process2024-04-25T07:03:43-07:00

The Solar Process

At C.A.M. Electric, Inc., our Solar Process page offers an insightful journey into our streamlined approach to solar energy implementation. Discover how we seamlessly integrate innovative technologies and expert craftsmanship to power your sustainable future.

Get A Free Quote

Contact us to set up a free quote. Our solar professional will reach out and schedule a site visit. During the site visit, we will gather information to design a system specific to your house and needs. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions face to face.


CAM Electric will present a proposal for a solar installation specific for your home and electrical needs. It will include a payback period and (Return on Investment), as well as data sheets for the equipment we intend to use.

Sign Contract

If you decide to move forward, you will sign a contract with CAM Electric Inc. and pay a downpayment so we can start buying your equipment, getting all the required permits, and begin the net metering process with your utility.


Our project manager will schedule the installation. Typically, solar installation takes 1-5 days depending on the system size and complexity.


CAM Electric will call in for a final electrical inspection of the system, which is required for your net meter.

Turn On the System

After the inspection has passed, CAM will submit the report to your local utility company and they will give you Permission to Operate (PTO). Your solar will start powering your home on sunny days as well as feed clean energy back to the electric grid.

Our Preferred Solar Partners

C.A.M. Electric, Inc. proudly partners with industry-leading solar module providers renowned for their reliability and efficiency. Click on their logos below to explore our trusted partners’ websites and learn more about these cutting-edge solar solutions.

Solar Features at a Glance

Explore the key features of solar energy as we go over what to expect during this process and how it will save you money.

About Solar Installation

Harness the power of the sun and take control of your energy future with solar installations.

Solar Financing & Incentives

Learn what your options are for Solar Financing and what incentives you receive for utilizing solar panels.

Solar FAQs

Our Solar Panel FAQs provide valuable information about the benefits, installation process, maintenance, and financial aspects of solar energy systems.

Solar FAQs

How does solar work?2024-04-24T08:22:35-07:00

Solar works when sunlight hits photovoltaic modules and “excites” electrons. These electrons are captured in wires and directed towards an inverter. The inverter converts the DC power that is created into usable AC electricity. The inverter is typically connected to your house electrical loads through a breaker that is added to your existing electrical panel. When the sun is shinning your solar will power the electric loads in your house. When you produce more electricity than you consume the excess is sent though your electric meter to “The Grid”. Your local utility keeps track of all the electricity you send back through your meter and credits you for this production.

What is net metering?2024-04-24T08:23:56-07:00

Net Metering is how your utility company credits you for your solar generation. When you produce solar first, your home will use solar to power electrical loads. Any excess solar generation will be sent through your electric meter and will be net-meter by your local utility. You will be given a credit on your bill for all electricity sent back to the utility. Utility companies have different net metering policies. Contact us to learn more about how your electric co-op net metering solar.

Do I need batteries?2024-04-24T08:24:33-07:00

No. Most solar system do not have batteries. These are called Grid-Interactive solar systems. These systems are less expensive and provide the best ROI, but do not provide power if the grid has an outage.

What if I want power during grid-outages?2024-04-24T08:25:30-07:00

If you feel the need to have back-up power for grid outages, then batteries are required. These systems often will only back up critical loads including refrigeration, some lighting, some receptacles, internet, garage doors, heating controls, etc.

What are the current rebates for solar installation?2024-04-24T08:26:16-07:00

Please visit our rebate page for the most current rebates.

How long does it take to get solar?2024-04-24T08:27:07-07:00

Depending on how ready the customer is, the size of the solar system, and how busy we are, it can take as little as a month from the time you first contact us to when your system is turned on. Contact us now to see what our schedule is like.

Is there Maintenance involved?2024-04-24T08:27:58-07:00

Solar requires very little maintenance for its continued operation. Dust affects production and rain and snow will naturally clean solar modules. If it hasn’t rained and you notice your modules are getting dirty, you can hose them down. This should be done in the morning before the glass gets hot and is not advised if you have hard water.

My HOA doesn’t allow solar. What can I do?2024-04-24T08:29:14-07:00

HOA’s have very little authority over a solar installation on your property, thanks to Colorado Revised Statue (CRS) 38-30-168 which states “A covenant, restriction, or condition, contained in any deed, contract, security instrument, or other instrument affecting the transfer or sale of, or any interest in, real property that effectively prohibits or restricts the installation or use of a renewable energy generation device is void and unenforceable.” There are some exceptions to this, but for the most part, Colorado State Law is on the side of personal property when it comes to solar installations.

How much solar do I need to offset my utility bill 100%?2024-04-24T08:30:07-07:00

Everyone has different electrical loads in their home and use electricity very differently. C.A.M. Electric will look at your household’s or business’s historical usage and put together a custom quote to be able to answer this question specific to you.

How much does solar cost?2024-04-24T08:31:59-07:00

The cost of solar can vary widely depending on the size and complexity of an installation. For residential systems, a small easy installation can cost $12,000 while a larger more complex installation can be as much as $60,000. If batteries are added, the cost will be higher. Keep in mind 30% of this cost can be taken off your taxes by taking advantage of the residential clean energy tax credit. More information about the credit can be found here.

If there financing available?2024-04-24T08:32:45-07:00

Yes! Please see our Solar Incentives and Financing page to learn more about financing options.

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Contact Our Solar Specialists Today!

Contact our certified solar specialists at C.A.M. Electric today to schedule an on-site consultation tailored to your needs. Give us a call at (970) 249-6617 or fill out the form to kickstart your solar project journey right away. C.A.M. Electric will be by your side every step of the way.

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