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Letter: Rocky Mountain Power moves ahead on solar power 20.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Kudos to Ryan Evans, president of the Utah Solar Energy Association, for his Aug. 7 Tribune column highlighting the significant rise of Utah’s burgeoning solar energy industry. We thank him for praising the successful solar energy efforts at Rio Tinto Stadium — and how “utility scale solar projects” are benefiting Utah’s economy. Rocky Mountain Power proudly partnered with Rio Tinto for its solar project. Also, more than 47,000 Blue Sky customers have helped create more than 100 community-benef...
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Solar array will power low-income homes 20.8.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Work is under way to build a new solar array in Steamboat Springs that will benefit low-income residents. Yampa Valley Electric Association is building the array with support from GRID Alternatives and the Colorado Energy Office. Gov. John Hickenlooper is expected to attend the ribbon cutting event Sept. 16. The solar array is being built at the YVEA headquarters on Elk River Road in Steamboat. With 30 arrays, the facility is planned as a 148-kilowatt system to be placed on .185 acres. By comparison, YVEA's solar array in Craig is 577 kilowatts. The project has received approval from the city's planning department. Four other electric associations are participating in the low-income solar array program. Collectively, they will be able to produce 579 kilowatts, and GRID hopes it will provide power for 150 homes. The Colorado Energy Office awarded GRID Alternatives a $1.2 million grant to implement low-income community solar and to partner with electricity providers. YVEA General Manager Diane Johnson has ...
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Finding ways to minimize the true cost of energy 20.8.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
The proposed settlement on Xcel’s treatment of rooftop solar revolves around two key principles: accounting for hidden energy costs and allowing consumer choice.
Xcel settlement in rooftop solar debate a necessary step forward 17.8.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
If a settlement involving Xcel Energy is approved, it marks a necessary first step in changing the way electricity is generated, used and paid for in a big part of Colorado.
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Xcel Energy pilot programs will charge extra for electricity used in high-demand periods 16.8.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Xcel Energy will drop a proposal to add a grid-use charge to customers' bills in favor of two pilot programs that adjust electricity rates higher during periods of peak demand or boost rates when customers use more electricity than expected.
Letter: Rocky Mountain Power drags its feet on solar 15.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The delays caused by Rocky Mountain Power’s foot-dragging in activating our residential solar system shows it is not interested in its customers going solar. Expect a three-week delay any time Rocky Mountain Power is required to act. Three-plus weeks to approve a net metering agreement, another three weeks to turn power off so we could upgrade our meter box and, finally, three weeks to install a net meter. Rocky Mountain Power’s inaction says it all when it comes to its attitude toward solar. D...
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Work program trains unemployed oil and gas workers in solar technology 14.8.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
National rhetoric pits the two energy producers against each other. But in Delta County, one organization is specifically targeting unemployed coal miners in the hopes of transitioning them to the solar industry -- while leaving politics out of the conversation.
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In Uganda, solar power plant amid African bush inspires hope 9.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Soroti, Uganda • In this electricity-starved rural part of Uganda, men ride bicycles several kilometers (miles) to the nearest market town simply to charge their phones. That should change with the construction nearby of one of the largest solar plants in sub-Saharan Africa, where two-thirds of the population is without electricity and countries increasingly explore alternative sources of power. Frustrated by the slow pace of rural electrification in this East African country of 36 million peopl...
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Op-ed: Solar energy industry deserves encouragement 'the Utah way' 7.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A recent article in the Salt Lake Tribune, “Utah’s enthusiastic embrace of solar power could cost the state $42 million,” highlighted the incredible growth of the solar industry in Utah. The article, however, focused on the cost to the state of Utah and not the benefits this expansion brings to our economy. As the article indicated, the cost of solar has dramatically decreased, 72 percent over the last decade, leading to a substantial increase in solar installations, especially in residential ...
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Tesla’s deal for SolarCity could speed sustainable energy 2.8.2016 Denver Post: Business
Tesla wants to put its car and energy storage businesses under one solar-powered roof.
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Tesla, SolarCity tie up would create a one-stop-shop for clean energy 2.8.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Tesla said Monday it will buy solar panel maker SolarCity Corp. in an all-stock deal worth $2.6 billion. The deal must still be approved by the government and shareholders at both companies. It's expected to close in the fourth quarter if it goes through.
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Tesla offers low bid of $2.6B for SolarCity 1.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
New York • Tesla will buy the solar panel maker SolarCity Corp. in an all-stock deal worth around $2.6 billion. The deal must still be approved by the government and shareholders at both companies. It’s expected to close in the fourth quarter if it goes through. Tesla, a 13-year-old maker of electric cars and energy storage systems, said Monday that the tie-up would create a one-stop shop for cleaner energy. With one service call, customers could get their solar panels installed and connected to... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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America’s overlooked renewable energy source: Water has surprisingly bright future 28.7.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Long before wind and solar, water was the nation's top renewable energy source. Going back some 100 years, the United States built enormous dams -- like the Depression-era Hoover Dam in Nevada -- to produce tremendous amounts of energy.
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Solar plane's arrival highlights UAE's clean-energy push 26.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates • The United Arab Emirates might not seem like an obvious spot to begin and end a globe-spanning flight promoting renewable energy. It is OPEC’s fourth biggest oil producer, after all, where gas guzzlers rule the road and the air conditioning is always on — not just at its indoor ski slope. Its oil output and fossil fuel-burning airlines are growing, and its per-capita carbon emissions rank among the world’s highest. Yet this federation of sheikhdoms on the Persia...
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Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey 26.7.2016 Durango Herald
Solar Impulse 2 lands in Abu Dhabi, more than year after takeoff in first round-the-world flight powered by solar energy
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Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey 26.7.2016 Denver Post: Business
The world's first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000-mile (40,000-kilometer) journey that began more than a year ago.
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Untangling a western Arizona power-line issue 25.7.2016 azcentral.com | business
A wildlife refuge or a small retirement town may become the home for new power line that connects Arizona to ...
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Utahns' enthusiastic embrace of solar power could cost the state $42M 22.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Nearly 8,000 Utahns have made a personal investment in the power of the sun this year, and the state expects thousands more to join them — making 2016 the biggest year for solar by far. But this news isn’t all sunny — processing solar tax credits could cost the state $42 million, and industry leaders say residents rushing to jump on the solar bandwagon could fall prey to unscrupulous deals. About 7,700 Utah residents signed up for Rocky Mountain Power’s net metering program between January and ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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SunShare opens 1.5 megawatt community solar garden in Jefferson County 20.7.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
SunShare unveiled a 1.5 MW Jefferson County Community Solar Garden Thursday that is expected to generate more than 50 million kWh of energy over 20 years, which could power 300 typical Colorado homes.
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Federal coal leasing needs a major overhaul 19.7.2016 Writers on the Range
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