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

Durango, CO 81301


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.

2016 Was Hottest Year Ever Recorded

Matt Helms

According to NOAA, NASA and several other reputable sources, 2016 was the warmest recorded since 1880 when they started keeping track of these things.  In fact, 2016 was the third year in a row of record breaking temperatures.  I'm writing this in Durango, Colorado on March 20th and its 71 degrees outside... not normal.  No snow in my yard and there should be.  

Its probably just a coincidence, but I think burning less coal can't hurt.  Since most of the electricity generated in this area is from coal burning power plants, solar panels on your roof can have a big impact.  So if you like cold and snow and skiing, only in the winter of course, think about making some of your electricity from sunshine instead of coal.