Alumni Profile

Sandbox Solar: To increase the deployment and advancement of self-sufficiency through energy integration

Design. Development. Installation. Maintenance.

Sandbox Solar is based out of beautiful Fort Collins, Colorado. We are fostering local community involvement with solar energy by providing opportunities for anyone to get involved in solar energy! Everyone can receive the environmental and financial benefits possible through renewable energy generation.

From homeowners and businesses, to community solar farm subscribers, it is possible for everyone to work towards energy independence.

Our company was started with one simple passion – harnessing the everlasting energy of the sun. The standard by which we’ve made that power available to our community has made Sandbox the best solar company in Fort Collins.

‘Sandbox’ represents our values of community, engineering, and the great outdoors — all while having fun.

It is our mission to advance solar energy and sustainable communities along the Front Range including Fort Collins, Greeley, and Denver.

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Ian Skor

Sandbox Solar

Thomas Hickey

Research Associate
Sandbox Solar

Alexis Pascaris

Research Partner
Sandbox Solar

Larta has helped our team progress through NREL's American Made Challenge Round 5 Software Track Solar Prize competition by providing content review and networking opportunities. With their help we have advanced a back-end modeling algorithm into a front facing web application prototype backed by some industry leading partnerships.

Ian Skor


Alumni News

April 26, 2022

American-Made Solar Prize Round 5 Finalists Have Been Announced

10 Hardware Track and 10 Software Track Teams Advance to the Final Contest

December 3, 2021

Your Rooftop Garden Could Be a Solar-Powered Working Farm

A new scientific field proposes an idea that could help generate food and energy while reducing a building’s cooling costs.

Sandbox Solar Installs Agrivoltaic System with The Growing Project

The system provides free solar power for community use while coexisting with the community garden.

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We’re fostering science & technology innovation for a sustainable planet.

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