User: flenvcenter Topic: Energy-Regional
Category: Renewable Energy :: Solar
Last updated: Dec 10 2014 19:53 IST RSS 2.0
 
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First Solar takes stake in Louisville-based Clean Energy Collective 10.12.2014 Denver Post: Business
Louisville-based Clean Energy Collective, a builder of community solar gardens, is getting a major financial and strategic boost from First Solar Inc., one of the nation's top utility-scale solar ...
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Colorado PUC rejects Xcel Solar Connect plan over competition concerns 9.12.2014 Denver Post: Business
Xcel Energy's bid to create a premium solar energy program — potentially in competition with solar installers — was rejected Monday by the Colorado Public Utilities ...
PUC OKs 2-year plan advocates say puts end to install "solar coaster" 25.11.2014 Denver Post: Business
The Colorado Public Utilities Commission Monday approved a two-year new plan for rooftop and community solar installations in a move to offer more stability to the ...
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Mid-valley homes featured on annual green building tour 4.11.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Standing next to a $6,000 bank of solar batteries in the mechanical room of a remote Routt County home, Tom McCarthy points out the connected monitoring system, explaining how the technology serves as the brains of his entirely off-grid home. “This system has been working great,” said McCarthy, founder and co-owner of Brightside Solar, to a dozen or so local residents there to see the sustainable efforts of the homeowner. The home was one of three residences toured by about 30 locals Sunday as part of the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s Clean Energy Collective Green Building Tour. Using newer technology, McCarthy and Matthew Piva, co-owner at Brightside Solar, are able to monitor how the solar panel system is working remotely, checking usage and efficiency without making the trip to the rural home, up a steep and windy dirt road off of Routt County Road 14. “I’m interested to see what other people are doing,” said Steamboat resident Gates Gooding, who attended the tour. “I’m looking for ideas for ...
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After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom — and glut 2.11.2014 Denver Post: Business
Like other Japanese who were banking on this country's sweeping move toward clean energy, Junichi Oba is angry.
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After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom—and glut 30.10.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
TOKYO (AP) — Like other Japanese who were banking on this country's sweeping move toward clean energy, Junichi Oba is angry.
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Electric-car drivers trading gas for solar power 28.10.2014 Denver Post: Business
DETROIT (AP) — Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gas-free. Now, a growing number are powering their cars with ...
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The Latest: When wind and solar need reliable backup power 27.10.2014 High Country News Most Recent
Western grid operators can now buy backup power on a real-time, open market to smooth intermittent renewables.
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Reframing rays 26.10.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
When Michelle Rose went hunting for a new home, she was looking for three bedrooms and baths, a nice floor plan and granite countertops.
Mackintosh Academy students in Littleton win grant for solar panels 25.10.2014 Denver Post: Local
Mackintosh Academy in Littleton was recently awarded a grant for about $96,000 to purchase and install solar panels for its campus, thanks to the work of a group of sixth ...
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Net metering is a way to move Colorado toward climate justice 24.10.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
Some may wonder why "environmental justice" is among the "Five Strategic Game Changer Initiatives" of the NAACP.
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There are many ways to do solar right 22.10.2014 Denver Post: Opinion
Xcel Energy has been talking a lot about solar energy this year. Advertising proclaiming the need to "Do Solar Right" was ubiquitous before the utility proposed a new solar program of 50MW of centralized power that it wants to sell the public.
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Coconino County solar projects to save money 21.10.2014 azcentral.com | Arizona Republic Front Page
Coconino County has began its first of four solar projects that will reduce the county government's energy consumption by up to ...
Price of solar arrays keeps dropping -- down as much as 19 per cent in 2013 21.10.2014 Denver Post: Business
A worked cleans part of a solar array in Colorado's San Luis Valley.The cost of solar arrays dropped as much as 19 percent in 2013 and is projected to continue dropping in 2014, according to ...
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Can you go solar? Leases, loans help 18.10.2014 Durango Herald
NEW YORK – A new financing offering could make home solar cheaper and more attractive to homeowners, and keep the adoption of home solar growing. The offer, announced by SolarCity, is a loan that allows homeowners to install their own solar system on their roof for little or no money down, and pay less for electricity. Previous...
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What's the best direction in which to position solar panels? APS says west 16.10.2014 azcentral.com | business
What's the best direction in which to position solar panels? APS says ...
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What's the best direction to position solar panels in? APS wants them facing west 16.10.2014 azcentral.com | business
What's the best direction to position solar panels in? APS wants them facing ...
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Solar at at peak 16.10.2014 azcentral.com | business
Wind forecasting model saves Xcel customers $40 billion 15.10.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Computer forecasting models aimed at better managing wind and solar power have saved Xcel Energy customers $40 million over the last four years, according to the utility.
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Solar in the desert finally gets some scrutiny 9.10.2014 High Country News Most Recent
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