The National Renewable Energy Lab wrote software to cut the review period for a rooftop solar permit by 30 days. State plans $1 million in grants for more to adopt the app.
Why the ground under Colorado solar panels is ripe for growing food
A Republican lawmaker has joined the previously Democrat-only push for solar agriculture, or agrivoltaics, priming Colorado to become a national leader
Colorado School of Mines goes renewable, seeking enough solar panels — designed by students — to power its campus
The state’s premier engineering school installs $4.8 million in new panel arrays across campus to sustain its clean energy use
Xcel Energy may be discriminating against Colorado solar panel owners, and state regulators want answers
The utility giant’s delay of smart meter technology could cost solar homeowners money, and a pointed staff request asks commissioners to judge
Opinion: Will it be a solar farm? Or a farm farm?
Why not both? An agrivoltaics primer.
Colorado green justice groups hail Xcel Energy’s $32.8 million community solar plan
Rare consensus that settlement will bring more solar gardens and home energy storage to lower income residents
Delta County thought solar panels were a baaaaad idea. But what if there were 1,000 sheep grazing under them?
The question before the Delta County Commission this month is whether 1,000 sheep can forge a path for dozens of solar panels — after the commissioners rejected a solar project citing concerns about losing farmland. In March, the commission, on a 2-1 vote, rejected an 80-megawatt solar project covering 475 acres just outside of Delta, […]
Xcel pays Colorado solar homeowners 8 cents for their extra electricity. Then charges neighbors 17 cents to use it.
Paul Aldretti loves to walk his shady neighborhood of Sloan’s Lake on a hot afternoon. But as the clock nears 3 p.m. and the July sun bakes at a maximum, his mind wanders to his second-story roof, where his grid-connected solar panels are pushing more electricity out to Xcel Energy than his home appliances are […]
“It’s our new cash crop”: A land rush for renewable energy is transforming the Eastern Plains
A race to meet state climate goals — and to get expiring federal tax credits along the way — has led to a flurry of wind and solar activity.
Biden waives solar panel tariffs, seeks to boost production
By Will Weisert, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden plans to invoke the Defense Production Act to increase U.S. manufacturing of solar panels while declaring a two-year tariff exemption on panels from Southeast Asia. He’s attempting to jumpstart an industry key to his climate change-fighting goals that advocates say has been disrupted by a federal investigation. The White House […]