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Category: Renewable Energy :: Solar
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Arizona's next governor will inherit debate over taxing rooftop solar panels 18.9.2014 azcentral.com | business
Arizona's next governor will inherit debate over taxing rooftop solar ...
Routt County commissioners hesitate to invest public monies in community solar garden 16.9.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The Routt County commissioners placed an emphasis on the goal of transitioning to “future energy economies” in their recent strategic planning process, and they already oversee a significant solar array on top of the Justice Center on the west side of Steamboat Springs. But they weren’t ready on Monday to tell Facilities Director Tim Winter to continue to explore investing in the new community solar garden that Clean Energy Collective is planning to begin constructing next month in Craig in collaboration with Yampa Valley Electric Association. CEC is a for-profit company that has built similar community solar arrays in Colorado mountain towns. The company allows individual households to spend as little as $850 on a small portion of the larger solar facility, in order to offset a portion (or all) of their electricity usage without having to invest thousands of dollars to put their own grid on top of their homes. The solar garden offers the added benefit of being ideally situated on its planned site for ...
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Routt County Board of Commissioners meeting agenda for Sept. 15 and 16, 2014 14.9.2014 Steamboat Pilot
10:30 a.m. Call to order A. Pledge of Allegiance B. Approval of accounts payable, manual warrants, and payroll C. Items of note from the previous day’s work session 10:35 a.m. Consent agenda items Items of routine and non-controversial nature are placed on the consent agenda to allow the Routt County Board of Commissioners to spend its time and energy on more important items on a lengthy agenda. Any commissioner may request that an item be pulled from the consent agenda and considered separately. Any member of the public may request any item to be pulled from the consent agenda. A. Approval of county commissioners minutes: regular meeting of Aug. 19, 2014 10:40 a.m. Consideration of items pulled from the consent agenda 10:45 a.m. Public comment Public comment will be heard on any item except quasi-judicial land-use items. County commissioners will take public comment under consideration but will not make any decision or take action at this time. 10:55 a.m. Communications Director, Douglas Brown A. ...
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Solar power an issue for commission candidates 14.9.2014 azcentral.com | business
Requirements that utilities get an increasing amount of power from renewables seems to stir the hearts of voters ...
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University of California signs major solar deal 9.9.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
San Francisco • The University of California says it has made one of the largest ever solar-energy purchases by a university system in the United States. The UC system, one of the largest public university systems in the nation, says the deal will provide enough solar power to offset 60 percent of the electricity use at five of the state’s 10 campuses, as well as some university medical centers. UC electricity manager Mark Byron said Monday that a 25-year deal with San Mateo-based Frontier Renew...
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Take a shine 7.9.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
The day of the solar garden — first planted in Colorado — has dawned as the number of projects and investment dollars have piled up across the nation.
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Work begins on $1 billion solar plant in Nevada 6.9.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Las Vegas • Construction has begun on a $1 billion solar power generating station in the Mohave Desert that officials say will produce enough electricity to power about 80,000 California homes when it is completed in 2016. The 250-megawatt project, dubbed Silver State South, will capture solar energy with panels spread across almost 4 square miles of federal land south of Las Vegas, according to a fact sheet obtained Friday from a First Solar Inc. representative. Executives with Arizona-based Fi...
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Adams County partners with SunShare for first community solar garden 5.9.2014 Denver Post: Business
Adams County will see its first community solar garden installed by December, but the energy shares won't be divvied up among homeowners, like many other metro area solar ...
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Editorial: Utah PSC was right to deny solar power surcharge 3.9.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
The Utah Public Service Commission made what a football coach might describe as a good no-call Friday when it ruled that, for now, Rocky Mountain Power will not be allowed to assess an extra fee for customers with their own solar generating systems. That doesn’t mean that the dominant provider of electricity to Utah homes and businesses will never be allowed to add the $4.65 monthly surcharge to customers with net metering. That’s a system where customers with their own generating systems can p...
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Letter: ALEC out to stop solar power 3.9.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
The fees proposed by Rocky Mountain Power may actually bode well for the solar industry and its advocates. Why else would ALEC be peddling the same legislation in so many states, if not to keep solar power from becoming ever more competitive with fossil fuels? As for the charge that the panels are something only the well-to-do can afford, what of it? The telephone was once a rich man’s toy, but it seems to have caught on. My neighborhood (near Liberty Park) is hardly an elite enclave, but roofs ...
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Analysts say outcome of Corp. Comm. primary election is good for utility stocks 3.9.2014 azcentral.com | business
Analysts say outcome of Corp. Comm. primary election is good for utility ...
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Utah commission rejects proposed fee for solar homes 30.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
The Utah Public Service Commission on Friday rejected Rocky Mountain Power’s request to impose a monthly “facilities charge” on its small, but growing number of customers who generate electricity on their rooftops. The ruling was immediately hailed as a victory for advocates of renewable energy sources. “What a bright day for Utah’s future. This order protects energy choice in Utah, and recognizes the potential solar has to benefit all Utahns,” said Sarah Wright, executive director of Utah Clea...
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Here comes the sun: Montbello school to be recipient of solar energy 29.8.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Chatting with students Thursday at Academy 360 in Denver's Montbello neighborhood, Mayor Michael Hancock made a little confession: he shared in their wonderment regarding solar energy.
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Letter: RMP owes solar users a rebate? 26.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Yesterday, I paid my power bill from Rocky Mountain Power, and I took the time to look closely at the charges. The very first was: “Basic charge - single phase: $5.” This is a charge for all ratepayers, to cover such things as transmission wires, power generation plant repairs and other overhead costs. Customers, including those with electricity-generating solar panels, must pay this fee, so asking them to pay an additional fee is an obvious duplication. Because their excess power which goes bac...
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APS plan to offer free solar faces critics 26.8.2014 azcentral.com | business
APS plan to offer free solar faces ...
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Salt River explores how to integrate more rooftop solar 25.8.2014 azcentral.com | business
Salt River explores how to integrate more rooftop ...
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Investing: How to fit a wind farm into your portfolio 23.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
You can now fit a wind or solar farm into your portfolio, even if your portfolio isn’t exactly vast. Energy companies are wrapping renewable energy projects and other power-related assets that generate steady cash into new companies they hope attract investors hunting for dividends. In an unfortunate victory for corporate speak, they are called yieldcos. They’re the electric power industry’s answer to real estate investment trusts, which distribute rental income to investors, and master limited...
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Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air 19.8.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.
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Australia may cut renewables as solar project falters 18.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Tokyo • Plans to build the world’s largest solar power plant of its kind have been scrapped in Australia after the developers questioned the government’s commitment to clean energy. Solar Systems said it suspended plans for a 100-megawatt plant in the Australian state of Victoria. The plant, which would have used concentrating photovoltaic technology to intensify the power of the sun, would have been three times larger than any currently commissioned projects, according to data compiled by Bloom...
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Solar plants are scorching, killing birds in mid-air 18.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Ivanpah Dry Lake, Calif. • Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant’s concentrated sun rays — “streamers,” for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair. Federal wildlife investigators who visited the BrightSource Energy plant last year and watched as birds burned and fell, reporting an average of one “streamer” every two minutes, are urging California officials to halt the operator’s application to build a ...
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