Holiday Neighborhood Boulder
  • Holiday Neighborhood Boulder
    Holiday Neighborhood Boulder

    2007 Sunpower ‘Intelegant Award for Excellence’ Winner

    In 2007, Independent Power Systems partnered with Coburn Development to install solar panels on several Holiday Neighborhood homes in North Boulder.

    Project Highlights

    Location: Boulder, Colorado

    System Size: Multiple Systems

    Project Type: Residential Solar

    Client: Coburn Development


Independent Power Systems was awarded the 2007 SunPower ‘Intelegant Award for Excellence’ for installing solar power systems on five new homes in North Boulder’s Holiday Neighborhood. Developed by Coburn Development with the goal of creating more sustainable housing, these Holiday Neighborhood homes have solar arrays ranging in size from 3.4 to 5.2 kilowatts (kW) per house utilizing SunPower SPR-215 high-efficiency solar panels.

“We are very pleased to win this award from SunPower as a result of our work with Coburn Development,” said Independent Power Systems President Tony Boniface. “At the Holiday Neighborhood, Coburn has integrated high quality, sustainable features in their homes. SunPower solar systems were the perfect choice for this project because they offer the highest quality and highest efficiency on the market.”

For Kate Frazier, who bought a home in the Holiday neighborhood with a 4.3 kW solar array, the benefits go well beyond sustainability. Within two months of moving in, Kate received a check from her electric company because her system overproduced. Thanks to the rooftop SunPower solar electric system, Kate is saving about $600 per year in electricity costs.

“I felt really inspired by what they’d put together, and by the prospect of reducing my carbon footprint,” she said. “You could tell the builder and community had a lot of heart for the project and were very enthusiastic. And, from a financial perspective, it seemed like a good investment. It’s the kind of home that will have more value over time.”

“I bought the house because of the SunPower solar system. Aesthetically, I was pleased with the all-black look of the panels, and I love the monitoring system that tells me how much electricity the system is generating and how much power I use everyday.”

SunPower Intelegant Awards recognize residential SunPower solar electric power system installations that exemplify SunPower’s commitment to excellence in aesthetics, quality and performance. Read more about Kate’s solar success story and the 2007 SunPower Intelegant Award.

“It’s cool that the system doesn’t require you to do "X, Y, Z." You don’t have to turn the panels to face the sun. There aren’t any switches. It just does what it does—it’s as reliable as the water. There’s no burden on me. I thought there would be more involvement.”



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Why Choose IPS?

  • We Strive to Be the Best

    Because the owner of Independent Power Systems is a Master Electrician and Engineer, delivering high-quality products with superior design is a founding principle of our company.

  • Free No-Pressure Estimate

    We don't believe in pressuring our customers to commit. We want what is best for you, your wallet, and our environment and we are happy to be your partner through the process.

  • Premium Products & Equipment

    We are a SunPower Elite Dealer and one of the only local companies offering the SunVault Battery. We are also the only Blue Ion and Humless dealer in all of Colorado!

  • Established Reputation

    IPS is one of the oldest solar companies in both Colorado and Montana. We focus on quality workmanship and will provide you with options to fit your budget and your need!

  • Wide Range of Battery Options

    We have the widest range of battery options in the state of Colorado! From AGM to SunPower and Blue Ion and more! We offer safe, long-lasting options that get the job done!

  • We Don't Do "Cookie Cutter" Systems

    We will work with you to build a custom system that will give you the most value and offer the most savings for your own personal situation.

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