Colorado Solar News
by Chris Meehan for www.CleanEnergyAuthority.com on December 10, 2012
Inc. Magazine just released its ‘Hire Power’ award winners for 2012, and among the top 100 were a number of solar companies, with SolarCity making the top 10 overall and five solar companies making the top 10 list among all energy companies. It’s the first year for the list and it shows that solar is among the top job creators among small businesses in the U.S.
by Mark Jaffe for The Denver Post on November 27, 2012
The sun may be free, but there are a lot of other costs in getting solar energy — even beyond expenses of solar panels — and Denver is taking steps to trim those so-called “soft costs.” In recognition of those efforts, the city was named Colorado’s first “Solar Friendly Community” on Tuesday.
by Channel 9 News on October 17, 2011
The survey, released by The Solar Foundation, says that Colorado employed 6,100 people in 2011 in the solar industry. That number is up 16 percent since 2010. The number of solar jobs also surpassed the number of mining jobs in Colorado for the first time in history.
by Mark Jaffe for The Denver Post on September 18, 2011
Myphuong Le was planning to buy solar panels for her Denver home until she crunched the numbers — and decided leasing the panels was a better deal. “We debated owning or leasing,” Le said. “But when you consider that service and replacement are part of the lease, it looked like a better deal.”
By Howard Pankratz for The Denver Post on September 18, 2011
The U.S. Department of Energy announced today that it has finalized a $90.6 million loan guarantee to Cogentrix of Alamosa which will support the Alamosa Solar Generating Project – which federal officials said will be the highest concentration photovoltaic energy generation facility in the world when completed.
by Amanda H. Miller for www.CleanEnergyAuthority.com on September 09, 2011
While Colorado is known for its progressive renewable energy portfolio standard (30 percent by 2020) and strong growth in the solar energy industry, Colorado Springs has seen almost none of the activity.
by The Associated Press for The Denver Post on September 07, 2011
GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado — An organic farm near Rifle has won permission to build what the company says will be Colorado’s largest privately owned solar energy project. The (Grand Junction) Sentinel reports (http://goo.gl/fSqdX) that the Garfield County commissioners approved the proposal by Eagle Springs Organic on Tuesday. The company wants to install solar panels on nearly 78 acres on a mesa south of Interstate 70.