Sterling University Peaks Apartments
  • Sterling University Peaks
    Sterling University Peaks

    Solar-Powered Student Living

    Sterling University Peaks Apartments commissioned Independent Power Systems to design and install a 190.74 kW solar power system on the roof of its buildings in Boulder, Colorado. 

    Project Highlights

    Location: Boulder, Colorado

    System Size: 190.74 kW

    Est. CO2 Offset: 290,872 lbs/yr

    Project Type: Commercial Solar

    Client: Sterling University Peaks Apartments


Independent Power Systems has completed the installation of a 190.74 kW solar power system at Sterling University Peaks Apartments in Boulder. The Sterling system consists of arrays on both apartment buildings in the complex that feature 578 Canadian Solar CS6U-330M modules secured on Everest D Dome dual-tilt racking. The solar panels are estimated to produce 238,030 kWh annually, offsetting Sterling’s energy use by roughly 40%. The system also includes LED Lighting and Smart Solar Controls that maximize solar utilization and manage the start-up and shut-down of key equipment, thereby lowering consumption, demand, and bills. This solar installation will save the owners money and will assist the city of Boulder in reaching its 2030 goal of becoming 100% powered by renewable energy. The sterling solar panels are expected to pay for themselves within seven years thanks to the energy savings and generous commercial solar incentives such as the Federal Investment Tax Credit and MACRS depreciation.

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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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