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Off-Grid Generator Rides Again

A generator with a solar system brings electric service to off-grid living. Gary Packard is one of Collins Control & Electric’s off grid customers. He has a 4.2 KW/hr solar system with a bank of batteries to power his home.  A Kohler 17RES backup generator charges the batteries when the weather is not sufficiently sunny.  On normal days, the solar power […]

Loveland Church Improves Worship Experience by Modernizing its Lighting

The Good Shepherd Church in Loveland has been in operation for 30 years.   Pastor Rob Strouse came  in 2009 and decided to modernize a number of areas.  One that immediately came to mind was improving the lighting to create a more vibrant worship environment and save energy.   There were many old fluorescent fixtures that had […]

Solar Power Electrical Service for the Innosphere

This is the new solar parking structure our crew just completed at the Innosphere building on East Vine Street, Fort Collins. The array which also serves as covered parking produces 17.9 kW of electrical energy. On average, this array creates enough energy to fully power 2.5 average size homes. [snivo] As a Fort Collins electrical contractor […]

Odell Brewing Co. Got A New Centrifuge System

Here are some photos of a recently completed project at Odell’s Brewing Company…  Collins Control & Electric highlighted its skills as a flexible electrical contractor.  We worked well with the project manager to figure out the design and implementation requirements. The new room houses a new centrifuge system designed to greatly enhance Odell’s Brewing process. […]

Comanche Reservoir Generator Engine Replacement

A little while ago, we went up to the Comanche Reservoir area to replace the engine on a generator. It was so remote that snowmobiling was our transportation of choice.  Collins Control & Electric enjoys a challenge when delivering electrical contractor services.  Even when it involves spending time in Northern Colorado’s beautiful outdoors. Here are some […]

7.095 kW Residential Solar PV System in Greeley

Completed in late 2009, this family wanted to make the most of their PV friendly roof. Their system consists of 33 REC Solar 215 Watt panels offsetting approx 85% of the households needs. An area was left open to be filled with Solar Hot Water panels. We were pleased to provide our electrical contractor expertise […]

9.6 kW Commercial Solar Photovoltaic (PV) system in Berthoud

This system consisted of 48 GE Energy 200 Watt panels, designed to offset more than 1/3 of this business’ electrical usage.  Xcel Energy and Federal Tax Incentives covered approximately 66% of the cost! Collins Control & Electric specializes in electrical contractor services for commercial solar power installations.

Custom Fabricated Solar Array Structure

Collins Control & Electric is finishing up a unique installation, design/build project, with beetle kill lodgepole pine which were recycled from the property, treated and reassembled to create the PhotoVoltaic solar array. We are more than electricians.  In many cases we perform the full install of the system including the electrical service, panels, mechanical installation. […]

Net Zero Home Solar Electrical Installation

We have found it challenging to integrate this photo-voltaic system into the over all design of this refurbished 1960’s net zero residence. The architect and owner are pleased with the outcome. We enjoy the challenges presented by electrical upgrades and remodels because it lets us showcase our creative electrical contractor skills.