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VP of Policy – COSSA – Denver, CO
Established in 1989, the Colorado Solar and Storage Association (COSSA) is the award-winning nonprofit association leading Colorado’s solar and storage industries. Our mission is to expand solar and storage markets and to generate jobs and prosperity for the people of Colorado. Together with hundreds of solar and storage business members we work to advance clean energy policies, remove market barriers, highlight emerging trends, and increase solar and storage education. This position report [...]
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Project Development Manager, Community Solar – GRID Alternatives – Location Flexible
The Opportunity… Ensure community solar projects are developed, built and commissioned on time and budgetOriginate new project opportunities through close collaboration with GRID’s Senior Director of Policy & Business Development, Community Solar team, and Regional Directors/Development StaffNegotiate final site lease agreements with landowners and rooftop project hosts to ensure long term project and partnership successLead the land development process: complete critical risk assessm [...]
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Regional Account Manager  – BayWa r.e. Solar Systems LLC – Northern California, Texas and the Lower Midwest
About the Position: The goal of the Regional Account Manager (RAM) is to optimize the volume and margin of sales in a defined territory by being a valuable resource to PV installer customers and prospects in the planning, procurement, and fulfillment of their PV equipment needs. This supports BayWa r.e.’s strategic goals of being the industry’s most efficient distribution company, providing the most seamless supply chain in the industry, and being a thought leader on healthy business prac [...]
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Colorado Solar and Storage Association Promotes Griffin Crafts to Director of Operations and Membership
Expanded responsibility is a sign of his success during his tenure with COSSA  Denver, Colorado – July 21, 2020 – The Colorado Solar and Storage Association (COSSA) is excited to announce today that Griffin Crafts has been promoted to Director of Operations and Membership. This new position better reflects Crafts’ increasing responsibility and success at COSSA.  Crafts started at COSSA, then the Colorado Solar Electric Industries Association (COSEIA), in July of 2018 as [...]
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Data Processing Technician – Solar Energy International – Paonia, CO
Solar Energy International (SEI) is hiring a part-time Data Processing Technician to join their Student Services Team. This position is responsible for organizing and cataloging data, processing registrations, orders, and form applications, user management and uploads in the online LMS, as well as supporting the Director of Data and Systems Administration and the SEI Student Services Team. The job requires the technician to be very detail-oriented and efficient and to maintain focus whil [...]
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Senior Consultant – Energy Storage – E3 Consulting – Englewood, Colorado
Summary of Expected Duties The ideal candidate would, firstly, be a good fit with E3’s culture. The primary focus of the position is to conduct technical due diligence and development support related to standalone and/or integrated (solar, wind or thermal) energy storage projects for the purpose of project financing. The candidate would be familiar with other energy storage associated aspects such as SCADA and grid integration as well as interconnection requirements for storage facilities. [...]
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What the Governor’s “Safer at Home” Executive Order Means for Your Business
It appears that the Stay-At-Home orders have been successful in helping Colorado “flatten the curve” on COVID-19 infections, hospitalization and deaths. Because of that, Gov. Jared Polis announced this week that the statewide stay-at-home order would lift on Monday and that Coloradans could begin transitioning into a “safer at home” phase. This “Safer at Home” executive order keeps many of the restrictions in place, while allowing for some additional shops to open and freer movemen [...]
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Details about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) part of the recently passed CARES Act
Check with your own accountants and other financial advisers to see how the Paycheck Protection Program may apply to you and your business. What is the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)? The Paycheck Protection Program “PPP” loan offered through the Small Business Administration makes the most sense for companies with less than 500 people to apply for as it allows for loan forgiveness.  The Economic Injury Disaster Loans or the Payroll Tax Credit do not have forgiveness provis [...]
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Status of local authorities’ permitting and inspections
(Last updated 3/30/2020) In an effort to keep our membership appraised of the most recent developments regarding COVID-19’s impact on local permitting and inspections, COSSA has put together this chart to help. Conditions change on a regular basis and we recommend you reach out to the local authority if you have any questions. If you have any updated information, please email mkruger@cossa.co so this chart can be updated. JurisdictionPermittingInspectionsBoulder CountyOnline onlyNo [...]
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What the “Stay at Home” COVID-19 Public Health Order Means for Your Business
COSSA has heard from multiple members asking what the Governor’s “Stay At Home” Public Health Orders means for their business. First, please assess your own employees’ and customers’ health needs. The biggest priority is keeping everyone safe and healthy. Follow all health guidance from local, state and national experts.  On March 25, 2020, Governor Polis issued a state-wide “stay-at-home” public health order. All companies are subject to social distancing r [...]
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Four Easy Actions You Can Take Right Now To Help With COVID-19 Impacts
1. Add your company to the national sign-on letter, if you haven’t already. 2. Call Senators Bennet (202-224-5852) and Gardner (202- 224-5941) today and tell them about the impacts this crisis is having on your business. Some helpful talking points are below. 3. Continue providing information about impacts to your business survey, even if you’ve filled it out before, as the situation is constantly evolving.  4. If you are interested in telling your stories  [...]
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Implementing Governor Polis’ directive in Executive Order D 2020 013 (Ordering Colorado Employers To Reduce In-Person Workforce by Fifty Percent Due to the Presence of COVID-19 in the State)
On March 22, 2020 Governor Polis issued an Executive Order, directing all of Colorado’s non-critical employers to reduce their in-person workforce by 50 percent. The executive order directs all employers to implement tele-work options to the greatest extent possible. If tele-work is not practical or possible, employers are encouraged to stagger work schedules to reduce the proximity of employees during work hours and to keep employees on payroll. This Executive Order does not apply to any empl [...]
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Journeyman Electrician/Foreman – Independent Power Systems – Boulder, CO
Job Summary Electricians are responsible for all electrical work involved in the installation of PV solar systems. Working with Installers, electricians are responsible for planning each installation, executing work in a timely fashion, tracking and reporting all project-related time and materials, and ensuring that projects pass inspection. They must be comfortable working on roofs of varying heights and in attics. Electricians should be proficient in bending conduit and have a solid understa [...]
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Service Coordinator – Independent Power Systems – Boulder, CO
Job SummaryThe Service Coordinator will report to and assist the Service Manager. The Service Coordinator will provide customer assistance to clients with service needs, track services provided, support, coordinate and dispatch service technicians as needed, and process and track service information for future reference. This individual will work with IPS service and install technicians to perform remote high-level troubleshooting for clients in both our Colorado and Massachusetts locations.bThi [...]
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Lead Installer – Independent Power Systems – Boulder, CO
Job SummaryThe Lead Installer is responsible for the successful installation of assigned projects. The Lead Installer works closely with the Install Manager and the Operations Manager to organize, execute, and follow-up on each individual project. He or she supervises a 3-4 person crew of installers and coordinates with electricians to ensure that each installation is completed in a timely manner and meets quality standards. The Lead Installer is also responsible for completing and managing p [...]
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PV Service Technician – Independent Power Systems – Boulder, CO
Job SummaryThe PV & Service Technician is responsible for all technical support, troubleshooting and service related issues. This individual will support all IPS staff including; electricians, installers, sales reps and operations personnel by providing technical PV expertise. He/she will work closely with the Service Coordinator to execute all necessary service and installation needs. Essential Functions Technical programming and research for inverter and system electronics. Must ha [...]
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Solar PV, Estimating, Design & Sales – Rocky Mountain Solar & Wind, Inc – Colorado Springs, CO
Job Description: This sales position includes designing, estimating, site visit, and selling of mostly residential PV systems, some with battery backup, and some off-grid.  Experience, Training and Qualities Preferred for This Position:  Significant sales experience.  Training in solar electric design.  Strong desire to focus on solar as a profession.Good communication skills both verbal and written.  Experience writing contracts.Experience and trai [...]
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Ameren Missouri to bring customers solar energy at night
Ameren Missouri, a unit of Ameren Corp., filed plans with the Missouri Public Service Commission to build three solar + storage facilities across Missouri [...]
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Marketing and Communications Manager – Solar Energy International – Colorado
Job Description: The Marketing and Communications Manager will generate content for SEI’s various outreach mediums. The Manager will work throughout the training season and in the offseason to create relevant content from students, staff and alumni to share across various SEI marketing mediums. Additionally, the Manager will work as a member of the marketing team to be the primary marketing contact for SEI’s Middle East Program. Additionally, the Marketing Manager will work with SEI Programa [...]
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Bernie Sanders’ ‘Green New Deal’ aims to have renewables power homes by 2030
Bernie Sanders wants renewable energy to power U.S. homes and vehicles by 2030 -- and he wants to do it by enlisting the federal government in building and running new solar, wind and geothermal electricity projects. [...]
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Fabric-based solar cells on the horizon
New textile-based solar cells developed by Fraunhofer researchers, semitrailers could soon be producing the electricity needed to power cooling systems or other onboard equipment. In short, textile-based solar cells could soon be adding a whole new dimension to photovoltaics, complementing the use of conventional silicon-based solar cells. [...]
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Solar Resource Analyst – E3 Consulting Services (E3) – Denver, CO
E3 Consulting Services (E3) has an exciting opportunity for a Solar Resource Analyst to come work in our Denver-area headquarter to support our renewable energy technical due diligence practice, with a focus on solar design review and PVSyst modeling. Celebrating our 20th anniversary this year, E3 is a leading technical advisor, providing reviews of complex capital-intensive projects for capital providers, project developers, owners, and regulators. E3 primarily provides independent engineering [...]
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How the tech giants are fueling a solar revolution
From the way we shop to the way we socialize, the internet affects nearly everything we do these days. This dramatic change in our way of life has been fueled by a handful of large tech companies, companies that are increasingly going all in on solar. [...]
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Western Farmers Electric Cooperative, NextEra plan combined wind, solar, energy storage project
The Skeleton Creek project will be located in three Oklahoma counties [...]
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