Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Technologies
Senate Bill 252: Expanding Solar and Other Renewable Energies in Colorado
by State of Colorado on June 5, 2013
2013 Senate Bill 252 was signed into law on June 5th, 2013. SB13-252 increases the portion of Colorado’s Renewable Energy Standard and adds new eligible resources. SB13-252 aims to achieve multiple aspects of Colorado’s energy priorities including promoting economic development and energy-market advances, encouraging Colorado based clean and innovative energy solutions, increasing energy security and protecting the environment.
Colorado Solar Thermal Roadmap (PDF 2.9MB)
by Solar Thermal Alliance of Colorado (STAC) on January 24, 2012
STAC’s vision is to make Colorado a global leader in solar thermal adoption, installation, manufacturing, and Research & Development to boost Colorado’s economy, generate jobs, and help build a sustainable energy future. Colorado is strategically poised to seize national leadership in the solar thermal industry—and the vast economic benefits that come with it. The state occupies North America’s “bull’s-eye” of optimal solar thermal heating performance; it is home to a cluster of cleantech and solar innovators; Colorado enjoys deep technical expertise in the field; and its citizens strongly support the development of clean energy.
Colorado Legislature Cuts Permit Fees for Solar Installations
by Renewable Energy World Network Editors on May 05, 2011
COSEIA says this “landmark victory” should reduce installation costs for solar energy and could become a national legislative model. Costs to install solar technology are set to decrease in Colorado under new legislation just passed by the state Senate yesterday. Known as the Fair Permit Act, this legislation HB-1199 prevents state and local government agencies from charging excessive permit fees and plan review fees to customers installing solar electric or solar thermal systems.