contact us

Use the form on the right to contact us or give us a call at:

(970) 403-5004

We will be glad to provide a free, no obligation consultation and custom design to meet your solar power goals in the Durango area.

Name *
Name
Phone *
Phone
How did you hear about us? *
Do you own your home? *
Why are you interested in solar?


Durango, CO 81301

(970)403-5004

Based in Durango, Colorado, Flatrock Solar is a locally owned and operated solar panel contractor and installer serving the Durango area from Cortez to Pagosa Springs and Silverton to Ignacio.  Flatrock Solar has been helping businesses, homeowners and non-profits convert Colorado sunshine into clean, renewable energy since 2010.  

Thoughts - musings on solar panels and renewable energy

This page is for thoughts and ideas about solar and the environment in general.  I'm passionate about solar and think and read about it daily.  This will be a space for these thoughts.

Solar and national security

Matt Helms

So when I first heard that the Pentagon listed global climate change as immediate risk to national security I thought, "finally, they get it".  This is a global problem with global implications even for rich countries like the United States.  Below is a quote from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel:

“But the challenge of global climate change, while not new to history, is new to the modern world. Climate change does not directly cause conflict, but it can significantly add to the challenges of global instability, hunger, poverty, and conflict. Food and water shortages, pandemic disease, disputes over refugees and resources, more severe natural disasters – all place additional burdens on economies, societies, and institutions around the world.”

- Secretary Hagel

(source: http://www.acq.osd.mil/ie/download/CCARprint.pdf)

This is coming from a guy that opposed the Kyoto protocol; I guess we're all wrong sometimes.