303-903-9119 • 722 Iowa Street • Golden, CO


Buglet Solar Electric Installation grew out of careers in aerospace, custom bicycle engineering, journalism and activism—not to mention an odd little nickname!

We’re a small, community-based business with roots going back more than four decades in Colorado and the Rocky Mountains. Owners Bart Sheldrake and Whitney Painter are invested in Colorado, and in utilizing our planet’s natural resources in the most efficient ways possible.


Bart named Buglet Solar after the childhood nickname given to Whitney by her mother, Stephanie. According to Stephanie, “I couldn’t help it; she was cute as a little bug!”

We also see a strong connection between this family nickname and our mission to improve the human condition through renewable energy. Because our planet’s precious bug populations underpin their ecosystems, the welfare of bugs provides a barometer of Buglet baby photo resizeecological health. Buglet Solar is always striving to install enough solar energy to make more bugs—and along with them, our entire planet—a little more healthy and happy.

Bart Sheldrake is a certified installer by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). Buglet Solar is a proud member of the Colorado Solar and Storage Association.