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1 year 8 months ago

Xcel Energy proposes changes in solar incentives

DENVER (AP) - Xcel Energy Inc. is proposing lower incentives for customers adding solar panels next year. Xcel told Colorado regulators Wednesday it wants to add 42.5 megawatts of new solar generation in 2014. The Denver Post reports ( ) Xcel also has proposed lowering incentives for customers adding solar...

3 years 6 months ago

Google to finance home solar systems

NEW YORK (AP) - Google says it will invest $75 million to help 3,000 homeowners install solar panels on their roofs. The search giant announced Tuesday that it will establish a fund that local solar installers will be able to tap so they can offer financing plans to prospective buyers....

3 years 6 months ago

CC investing in solar

144 solar panels are going in on the roof of the Worner Center on the Colorado College campus. It is part of a 9-million dollar investment with the goal of reducing energy use by 30-percent. More about this project this evening on News 5.

3 years 10 months ago

Xcell Energy aligns with state energy plan

DENVER (AP) - Officials at Colorado's largest energy provider say they're keeping a program encouraging home solar sources to help them meet the state's renewable energy mandate. The proposal is part of a plan Minneapolis-based Xcel Energy submitted to state regulators yesterday.

3 years 10 months ago

$90 million loan goes to Alamosa solar company

The Department of Energy has committed to loan $90 million to Congentrix of Alamosa to build a 30 megawatt photovoltaic power generating station in the San Luis Valley. U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu made the announcement today. The project will provide 75 construction jobs and 10 jobs after construction...

3 years 10 months ago

Solar Roast heats up coffee business

Pueblo has more than 300 days of sunshine a year--and for that reason two brothers moved here from Oregon to open a unique coffee shop powered by the sun. Their invention is like no other and now they're expanding. Michael and David Hartkop are the founders of Solar Roast Coffee...

3 years 11 months ago

Pitkin County weighs rules for solar development

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Pitkin County Commissioners are reviewing whether they can regulate one problem that an Aspen-area resident says comes from her neighbor's solar panels - glare. The Aspen Times reports commissioners are reviewing proposed rules for development of solar power on homes and businesses but haven't set...

3 years 11 months ago

Colorado on short list for solar observatory

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - The University of Colorado and the University of Alabama-Huntsville have been named the two finalist for the location of the headquarters of the National Solar Observatory. The announcement was made Tuesday. The headquarters will serve as the principal science and data analysis center for the...

3 years 11 months ago

Colorado courts GE for solar panel plant

DENVER (AP) - Colorado lawmakers are trying to convince General Electric to bring the nation's largest solar panel manufacturing plant to the state. General Electric acquired the Arvada-based solar manufacturer PrimeStar Solar last week. Since then, GE has said Colorado is being considered for the site of its new...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Small company to build in Colorado Springs

A small company that manufacturers electrical control panels plans to build a manufacturing facility in Colorado Springs. New Jersey based Olson Motor & Control will open a new facility on Aerotech Drive. It plans to hire 12 employees over the next five years. Olson builds control panels and...

4 years 2 months ago

Solar map shows rooftops' potential

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A free online "solar map" that allows people in the Denver area to calculate how much solar energy they could harvest from their rooftops has exceeded expectations. The Denver Regional Solar Map was started as a way to estimate solar potential on about 2,000 commercial...

4 years 7 months ago

Neighborhood dispute over solar panels

A Pennsylvania couple is seeing red thanks to their neighbor's efforts to go green. Jim and Judith Armour bought their window-filled house 15 years ago so they could let in sunlight. In late May a second blinding sun began beaming directly into their house from across the street...

4 years 7 months ago

Every color under the sun

Crayola's newest assembly line will produce every color imaginable, but its true focus is on "green". The Easton, Pennsylvania factory is powered by its own solar farm. The factory will produce roughly one billion crayons per year, a third of Crayola's total output. Along with its solar-made...

4 years 8 months ago

Boulder lands new wind company

A German-based renewable energy company is moving its U.S. wind-energy headquarters from Cleveland to Boulder in September. The company, juwi, already has its U.S. solar headquarters in Boulder. The move of its wind-energy headquarters is expected to bring 20 jobs to Boulder. Company officials say that the location...

4 years 8 months ago

Total solar eclipse this weekend

A total eclipse of the sun will occur Sunday, but don't be so quick to take out your special viewing glasses. Unlike recent solar eclipses, this year's sun show will be visible only in a narrow slice of the Southern Hemisphere. The eclipse will begin at sunrise 1,200 miles...

4 years 8 months ago

Solar plane completes historic 24-hour flight

An experimental solar-powered plane landed safely Thursday after completing its first 24-hour test flight, proving that the aircraft can collect enough energy from the sun during the day to stay aloft all night. Pilot Andre Borschberg eased the Solar Impulse onto the runway at Payerne airfield about 30 miles...

4 years 9 months ago

Local Chipotle to go solar as a test

One local Chipotle Restaurant will go solar as part of a national test. The Chipotle at Citadel Crossing will add solar panels to its roof. That location was chosen partly because of Colorado's bright sunshine. It's estimated the power bill will go down 30 to 40 percent. "It's...

4 years 10 months ago

Denver company creates windows that can think

Denver-based technology company RavenBrick has developed a "smart" window that can transform itself to maximize energy efficiency. The Raven Window Filter responds to sunlight and temperature to change the tint of the window, allowing more or less light into a building. RavenBrick CEO Alex Burney says the filter can...

4 years 10 months ago

Solar farm proposed for Snowmass Village

Snowmass Village is considering a proposal from a private company to build a solar farm on 1.5 acres of town-owned land. Clean Energy Collective of Carbondale discussed the plan with the Town Council on Monday. The council asked the town's financial advisory board to review it. The company wants a...

5 years 1 week ago

New satellite begins sending solar data to Earth

A new NASA satellite designed to help predict disruptive solar storms has begun transmitting data to Earth about five weeks after launch. University of Colorado scientists say they began getting information from the Solar Dynamics Observatory on Friday. Controllers have been adjusting the satellite's Earth orbit since the Feb. 11...

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