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Independent Power Systems strives for customer satisfaction! We have many happy customers who would love to share their stories with you. Take a look and read all of our testimonials below. If you are ready to start your service, please call us today at 303-963-9669.

"Best company available in our area."

We went with IPS because they seemed to be the best company available in our area (the fact that they were dog friendly was a plus). The people we talked with were very friendly and knowledgeable, answering any questions we had quickly. The panels they were proposing sounded very good (we did some independent research). Once we signed the contract, they did not disappear – in spite of the fact that COVID hit big almost immediately after. They kept us informed about what was going on, where the backlogs were in getting the parts, and when we might expect our install to actually happen. During the install they were neat, not messing up either the yard of the roof. We have had dealings with some of the city inspectors before (and know how picky they can be), but the IPS installer showed up 2 hours before the inspector (just to be sure), and kept the inspector happy. The final product looks wonderful. We had one problem with access to the website several months after the install, but we called and got the problem fixed in about a week (IPS had to work with Sunpower to get the problem fixed). We have been very happy with IPS and the solar install, and have recommended both to other people without reservation.

James F. Centennial, CO
Categories: Colorado
      "Amazing Job!"

      Amazing job with great follow-up and follow through! Been very happy with my installation and the whole experience. Saving lots of money every month which is the silver lining.

      Jeff F
      Categories: Colorado
      "Most Knowledgeable Solar Company"

      IPS is the most knowledgeable off-grid and battery tied company in Colorado. Their expert consultants make going solar with battery back-up easy.

      Bryan H
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      We would like to reach out with Kudos to Lance Christenson and Dustin Rothenberg for the installation of our solar system. They both were friendly, courteous and conducted themselves professionally. 

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      We would like to reach out with Kudos to Lance Christenson and Dustin Rothenberg for the installation of our solar system. They both were friendly, courteous and conducted themselves professionally. They kept a neat work area and cleaned up at days end. Communication is important to us; they always let us know when and when they would not be here. Our install was not the typical/normal with our Motor Home in the equation. Lance took the time to sit down with Don to discuss the end result Don wanted and design the system to meet our needs. Also they were for the first time installing a new system unfamiliar to them. They took time to work through the issues finding the correct applications. They assured us they will be available in the future to help with any questions or needs we may have as we learn the system. Both Lance and Dustin are assets to your IPS Staff. It was a pleasure to have them on premises.

      Bonnie M
      Categories: Montana
      "Tremendous service from initial estimate through very speedy and professional installation."

      Tremendous service from initial estimate through very speedy and professional installation. Every individual we dealt with really knew their job & excelled in communication. IPS had us producing energy well ahead of schedule and on-budget - weeks sooner than the date projected by their closest competitor. Mark & Michelle, Boulder

      Mark & Michelle L. Boulder, CO
      Categories: Colorado
      "IPS is a wonderful Company"

      IPS is a wonderful company with great products. IPS put a solar system on our home in 2019. They are professional and provide excellent service. We no longer have to pay an electric bill! And our system will be able to help cover an EV we hope to purchase soon.

      Kevin L Aurora, CO
      Categories: Colorado
      "Best company available in our area."

      We went with IPS because they seemed to be the best company available in our area (the fact that they were dog friendly was a plus). The people we talked with were very friendly and knowledgeable, answering any questions we had quickly. The panels they were proposing sounded very good (we did some independent research). Once we signed the contract, they did not disappear – in spite of the fact that COVID hit big almost immediately after. They kept us informed about what was going on, where the backlogs were in getting the parts, and when we might expect our install to actually happen. During the install they were neat, not messing up either the yard of the roof. We have had dealings with some of the city inspectors before (and know how picky they can be), but the IPS installer showed up 2 hours before the inspector (just to be sure), and kept the inspector happy. The final product looks wonderful. We had one problem with access to the website several months after the install, but we called and got the problem fixed in about a week (IPS had to work with Sunpower to get the problem fixed). We have been very happy with IPS and the solar install, and have recommended both to other people without reservation.

      James F. Centennial, CO
      Categories: Colorado
      "I would recommend IPS to anyone looking to add solar to their home."

      Hannah & Kristen took great care of our home project of adding Sunpower solar panels. They were very helpful in optimizing the layout which helped minimize the exposure from the HOA's standpoint. The panels were activated in August of 2020 & have been running as designed since. I would recommend their company to anyone looking to add solar to the residence.

      Steve J. Layayette, CO
      Categories: Colorado
      "Had a good experience with Independent Power. Clear explanation of what they offered. No high pressure sales technique. Install went smoothly."

      Had a good experience with Independent Power. Clear explanation of what they offered. No high pressure sales technique. High quality panels.
      Install went smoothly. I have only had the solar system for 7 months but, no problems so far.  I would recommend them as an installer to consider if you are thinking about getting solar panels.

      PV Array
      Douglas S Fort Collins, CO
      Categories: Colorado
      "Installed a 5 KW solar system on my house. Hey, These people did a great job. They were fast and courteous."

      Hey, These people did a great job. They were fast and courteous. The system install went smoothly and they explained what they were doing. The system seems to work fine. I am looking forward to seeing my ew electric bill.

      Keith A
      Categories: Montana
      "IPS so very attentive and communicated well throughout our project."

      Independent Power is so very attentive and communicated well throughout our project. We highly recommended them if you are interested in solar!

      Emily A
      Categories: Colorado
      "They made the process so easy! The installers were very professional, including taking great care to not damage my brand new roof!"

      I began the home PV process in the Spring of 2019. From the start, the IPS rep was knowledgeable and courteous. We went through several iterations of panel quantity and placement in addition to the addition of a battery backup system. They made the process so easy! The installers were very professional, including taking great care to not damage my brand new roof! Everything went very smoothly. We decided on the whole house battery backup and are very glad we did. Since the system went live in mid-October, we have had two outages. The system automatically switched over with about a 3-second delay and allowed us to carry on with our activities. I highly recommend Independent Power Systems!

      Kim D.
      Categories: Colorado
      "They provided excellent customer support from prior to the sale decision making, to support after the installation was completed."

      Great company. They provided excellent customer support from prior to the sale decision making, to support after the installation was completed. Highly recommended.

      Jason G.
      Categories: Colorado
      "I'm ecstatic I haven't had to call them out to deal with anything associated with my array since then."

      IPS installed a 4.5kW SunPower PV system on my roof in late 2006, and it's consistently generated its design specification of an average of 550 kWhr/month since then, every year for the past 13 years, literally maintenance- and incidence-free. After increasing my home's efficiency (mostly by replacing incandescent bulbs with LEDs for 1/10th their power cost), my home now uses sufficiently less electricity to power my electric car, so in addition to satisfying all my electric-power needs for the first ten years with the rooftop array, I'm now actually driving on sunlight too. Though I'm always happy to see IPS employees - they were great to work with during the design and installation of my system 13 years ago - I'm ecstatic I haven't had to call them out to deal with anything associated with my array since then. Mine really has been an install, power-up, and forget the experience with their SunPower PV technology. I couldn't possibly be happier.

      Joe W.
      Categories: Colorado
      "They are a solid partner and their level of quality is second to none."

      IPS is dedicated to the craft of solar. They are a solid partner and their level of quality is second to none. They have been doing this for 20 years! Highly recommended.

      Ryan S.
      Categories: Colorado
      "One other note, I rarely take the time to post reviews but these guys deserve it!!"

      I just got our 6.8 kW Sun Power system installed by IPS. Prior to choosing IPS I interviewed other solar suppliers and installers that do a lot of work in Boulder county. Let me say, I am very particular. I also do my homework and expect the professionals I'm working with to be the experts. There was no comparison between the other companies and IPS. From Ben to Aron to Bryan and Joe, these guys love solar. They provide exceptional customer service and the highest level of detailed and timely communication. They are punctual, showed concern for the aesthetics of my home and took care to leave our home better than they had found it. I literally could go on and on about how impressed I have been with IPS. IPS was an excellent value and having the peace of mind knowing that these guys have been in Boulder over 20 years gives me great comfort in knowing I will get every bit of what I expect out of my solar experience!!! Nice Job Independent Power Systems One other note, I rarely take the time to post reviews but these guys deserve it!!

      Matt B.
      "IPS helped us through all of the paperwork for the Climate Smart program. They answered all of our questions, sent us the proper documentation, and made sure everything was submitted before the deadlines."

      We got our system with IPS during the first round of the Climate Smart Program last year. There were a few things that really stood out about IPS compared to other companies that we looked at. First, the sales people, installers, engineers, etc... all work for IPS. They didn't hire contractors that were busy with other projects, so our project was done in a very timely manner. Their communication was phenomenal. As small business owners, my husband and I really strive to provide a great service for our customers. In our opinion one large component to that is communication. If my sales representative couldn't answer my question (which was rare), I would send an e-mail or place a phone call and have my question answered with 24 hours - most of the time it was less. IPS helped us through all of the paperwork for the Climate Smart program. They answered all of our questions, sent us the proper documentation, and made sure everything was submitted before the deadlines. One story: One day in late July, we came home to find out that we didn't pass the final inspection because the distance of our fuse box from the ground was not up to the newer code standards (our house is older). That night, my husband and I went to Lowe's and bought the materials to build a couple of simple steps below the fuse box. The next morning at 8:30am IPS was there with materials to build steps to pass the inspection. We didn't realize that it wasn't our job to take care of that detail until installer from IPS called us at work to ask us where the steps came from. The inspector came back 2 days later and we were able to turn on the system August 1st 2009. We have been enjoying our Sun Power Solar Panels ever since! P.S. We have referred two other people in our neighborhood rave about their experiences with IPS as well.

      Lauren Z.
      "We are happy that our grid intertied system will cover all of our house's electrical needs plus a plug-in car."

      We just installed our second solar photovoltaic system with IPS in the last 18 years. They are an excellent company that made the process run smoothly from the quote to the installation. I highly recommend them! We are happy that our grid intertied system will cover all of our house's electrical needs plus a plug-in car.

      Katie G.
      Categories: Montana
      "They came promptly, gave me very good feedback and I will go with the new panels in the near future."

      5 years ago Independent Power Systems installed panels on my house. They were very professional, the installation was flawless and the panels worked great. I just moved to a new house and immediately contact them for an estimate for panels on the new house. They came promptly, gave me very good feedback and I will go with the new panels in the near future.

      Tomas G.
      Categories: Montana
      "Special thanks to Dan, Lance and Dustin—great people to work with!"

      When I decided to put a solar system on my house, it was a realizing life-long dream. I solicited three estimates from local installers. Choosing one was difficult, as all were knowledgeable and professional, but Independent Power Systems (IPS) and their awesome SunPower system won out. IPS itself had three estimates that provided me with flexible options and prices. Their insight and experience made this project a great success. Their extra effort to tailor this installation to my needs was appreciated. They also handled the government red tape, utility contacts, and directed me towards a state DEQ loan. Special thanks to Dan, Lance, and Dustin—great people to work with! PS – you guys need to come up with some stickers that I can put on my new solar-powered e-bike.

      Kurt B.
      "I strongly recommend IPS to anyone for their expertise and great service."

      I have been working with IPS for nearly 10 years. , They installed our power system and have helped maintain it since. Their service is always outstanding, and we are thrilled with the system (and with making a difference by being off-grid). I strongly recommend IPS to anyone for their expertise and great service.

      Peter
      Categories: Montana
      "Dan was very helpful in helping us decide on the size for our needs and the entire installation process was streamlined."

      We are very happy with our solar system. Dan was very helpful in helping us decide on the size for our needs and the entire installation process was streamlined.

      Jack D.
      "We are really pleased we hired IPS and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a solar install."

      We hired Independent Power Systems on the recommendation of a friend who had had them do their solar installation. From beginning to end of the project (11.1 kw), Dan and his crew were extremely professional, on task, easy to work with, and very diligent--even to the extent of working weekends to get the project done on time. We are really pleased we hired IPS and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a solar install. In fact, when the inspector came, he said that, of all the solar installers in Bozeman, IPS is by far the best. We completely agree.

      Michael B.
      Categories: Montana
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      We are very content with our net metered system and highly recommend Independent Power Systems!

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      We hired Tony and his crew to install our system in 2006. It is working wonderfully 10 years later! They even came back to take off the system and re-install it when we had the terrible hail storm in 2009. The roof needed to be replaced but the panels were unscathed. We are very content with our net metered system and highly recommend Independent Power Systems!

      Karen S.
      Categories: Montana
      "They were knowledgeable, prompt, and considerate. We highly recommend them."

      We had a WONDERFUL experience with the whole Independent Power Systems crew. They were knowledgeable, prompt, and considerate. We highly recommend them.

      Jeffrey P.
      Categories: Montana
      "The system is working beyond our expectations and is running at or above the expected power production."

      We hired Independent Power to design and install a tracker-mounted 8.28 KWh system utilizing 24 SunPower solar panels at our home. We're of the opinion that the best solar panels on the market with the best warranty to back them up are made by SunPower and the only SunPower Elite dealer in the region is Independent Power Systems in Bozeman. This fact along with their use of All Earth trackers made our decision easy. Because of the remote location, distance from the house, and winter conditions there were extra challenges encountered, but the whole crew went above and beyond to get it finished. The system is working beyond our expectations and is running at or above the expected power production. Just in the 3 months that the system has been fully operational, we've experienced peak production in excess of 9 KWh on many occasions. We love the monitoring software which allows us to use our home or mobile computers to monitor the production of the system in real-time from anywhere. We're expecting that this system will offset all our home electrical use as well as charge our plug-in hybrid vehicle. We're very happy and would recommend Independent Power Systems to anyone.

      Steve & Becka B.
      "Building Green Custom Homes"

      At Cottonwood Custom Builders, we build high-end, green, custom homes. Naturally, we're very selective about who we hire to work on our jobs. That makes Independent Power Systems the clear choice. They are easy to work with and professional. When they say they've "got it," we know they do! Thanks for the great work, IPS. Cheers to many years of continued partnership.

      Jeff H
      Categories: Colorado
      "Loved Working with IPS"

      I have loved working with IPS. They are such a knowledgeable team and they worked with us on a cutting edge project at Boulder Commons to help make our solar wall a reality! Plus everyone at the company is so friendly and nice. Would absolutely suggest working with them for your solar needs!

      Melissa M
      "High Quality Install"

      Independent Power Systems was responsive, professional, and trustworthy. They provided us with high-quality SunPower solar panels and high-quality workmanship. We purchased a 6.2kW system that they installed on our newly built garage and the system is running beautifully. The SunPower monitoring was a bit tough to get up and running initially, but IPS quickly looked into it and helped us through the process. Our system is producing more power than initially quoted which makes them a trustworthy solar installer. Would highly recommend for a front range solar installer!

      Katherine L.
      Categories: Colorado
      "Awesome process from beginning to end. All phases and all people we encountered were were professionals,"

      Awesome process from beginning to end. All phases and all people we encountered were were professionals, honest and thorough. And they price was very competitive to other highly regarded companies.

      Jim M
      Categories: Colorado
      "Install was quick and professional. Sales person answered all my questions. System is working as expected."

      Install was quick and professional. Sales person answered all my questions. System is working as expected.

      Jerry S.
      "Repeat Customer that Highly Recommends IPS"

      I highly recommend Solar IPS! We started with them almost 20 years back with a 2.4 KW system that worked pretty much flawlessly. When we decided to upgrade our system to almost double capacity and add more rigous monitoring, there was no question we would use them again.

      We had great luck working with Dan on scoping the system, guidance on which panels to select, info on matching our goals (e.g., having a plug-in hybrid someday that we want to charge from the sun), tax information, city permitting, scheduling, working with NW Energy to upgrade our net metering set up, etc, etc. All taken care of by Solar IPS.

      Then the installation team came out and efficiently swapped everything over in a couple of days. We work out of a home office and had not a second of down time caused by the swap out of our solar panels.

      This is a great team to work with. To wit, here's part of a note I wrote to Tony, the owner of Solar IPS after our installation was complete:
      "Just want to commend your folks up here -- Dan, Lance, Dustin -- for the great and professional job they did getting our system swapped out. They are a credit to Solar IPS, both in talent and in being fun to work with. They make the company look good! Also, thanks to Lance and Dustin for their care with masks, social distancing, etc. How great is it, by the way, that Lance was back at our house 20 years later? That makes a positive statement about your business."

      We highly recommend the team at Solar IPS.

      Scott B
      Categories: Montana
      "

      We just installed our second solar photovoltaic system with IPS in the last 18 years.

      "

      We just installed our second solar photovoltaic system with IPS in the last 18 years. They are an excellent company who made the process run smoothly from the quote to the installation. I highly recommend them! We are happy that our grid intertied system will cover all of our house's electrical needs plus a plug-in car.

      Katie G
      Categories: Montana
      "They are professional, experienced and responsive;"

      IPS was one of four companies I obtained quotes from for installation of a PV solar system on our home. Dan from IPS responded promptly (the same day) and came out to the house with a drone to photograph our roof to design the solar array. The following Tuesday he scheduled a Zoom call where he described the SunPower PV System he proposed to install on our house, reviewed his quote for the equipment and installation and answered any questions I had. SunPower is one of the "top tier" solar companies and I was pleasantly surprised when his quote was actually less than two others I obtained. I would highly recommend IPS to anyone looking for a PV home solar system. They are professional, experienced and responsive; I'm looking forward to the completed project.

      Robert D.
      Categories: Montana
      "I appreciated Andrew’s presentation"

      As a 30+ year solar professional, I appreciated Andrew’s presentation, answering all my questions and giving me a very detailed explanation of what I could expect from my upcoming pv system. I am very excited about having it installed.

      Jonathan H.
      Categories: Colorado
      "Russ at IPS was helpful, providing me good information through the selection process. Hoping the project goes as smoothly!"

      Russ at IPS was helpful, providing me good information through the selection process. Hoping the project goes as smoothly!

      Robert L. Louisville, CO
      Categories: Colorado
      "IPS Helped when my inverter company couldn't!"

      Posting my email response to support this great company. I had a 13 year old positively grounded 5kw solar. My inverter blew and no one would fix it. The inverter company wouldn’t call me, replace it or let me buy a new one. IPS found me a solution, installed the new inverter and after one year the system is back to brand new spec output!

      Jessie, I wanted to thank you again- I have hit exactly one year after the new inverter install with y’all.
      The system is about 15yrs old and brand new we had hoped for 8000kw / year. We hit 7827!!! -thanks again,
      Josh

      Joshua T.
      Categories: Colorado
      "IPS just finished my system in Estes Park, CO and I strongly recommend this company."

      IPS just finished my system in Estes Park, CO and I strongly recommend this company. My background is in Aerospace Engineering and I was very particular as to who I wanted to do the job. They are not a "fly by night" operation as they have been in operation for 30 years. Moreover, they were professional, thorough and completed my job on time. I worked with many members of their team who were excellent across the board. I observed the entire installation and can tell you that they did not cut any corners. Given the world we now live in it is no longer a question of whether you can afford to pull the trigger on solar. Rather it is a question of whether you can afford to not go solar with battery backup. Give IPS a call and speak with Andrew who is excellent to work with. I intend to add battery backup based on my overall impression and experience with IPS.

      Estes Park Solar System installed by IPS
      R. K. Estes Park, CO
      Categories: Colorado