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Fort Collins Solar Purchase Program Update
The 2017/2018 SP3 project awards currently total 800 kW-DC at weighted average price ~12.7¢/kWh. As of April 19, funding remains available for PPAs for approximately 1 megawatt of additional capacity. Applications will be accepted on a first come first served basis until all funds are committed. SP3 offers business and solar teams the opportunity to install a solar PV system and receive payment under a fixed-price (non-escalating), 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA). The program featur [...]
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Sunsense Solar – Lead Solar Installer
Post Date: January 4, 2018 Job Title: Lead PV Solar Installer Location:  Carbondale, CO To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to *protected email* Summary The overall goal of the Lead PV Installer is to achieve completion of projects with the highest levels of safety, quality and efficiency while ensuring conformance with the system plans and specifications.  Applicants with no solar experience will not be considered for this role. Qualifications: 2+ years of previous solar installation e [...]
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Sunsense Solar – Commercial Site Supervisor
Post Date: January 4, 2018 Job Title: Lead PV Solar Installer Location:  Carbondale, CO To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to *protected email* Summary The Commercial Site Supervisor will work with the Project Manager and field crew(s) to achieve completion of projects with the highest levels of safety, quality, and efficiency while ensuring conformance with the project plans and specifications.  Note: Applicants with no solar PV experience will not be considered for this role. Qualific [...]
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Xcel Energy Net Metering Updates
Please see information on Xcel’s updates to their net metering program: Please see the Solar Trade Partner and Solar Customer Fact Sheet for further information: Solar Customer Info Sheet_Pricing Plans Solar Trade Partner Info Sheet_ Pricing Plans Monetization of Roll Over Credits for all Solar Customers Xcel Energy and solar stakeholders recently agreed to change the way net-metered solar customers receive bill credits for the excess electricity their solar panels generate. This ch [...]
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Xcel Battery Interconnection Process Presentation
Xcel recently released a presentation on battery storage to its battery sub-group meeting. The presentation can be found here: Battery Sub-Group Mtg 3.29.3018_final The post Xcel Battery Interconnection Process Presentation appeared first on Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association. [...]
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2017 Solar Census Highlights Job Growth in Colorado
The 2017 Solar Census highlighted job growth in the Colorado market, which now boasts over 6,000 solar workers. Colorado ranks 9th nationally in solar job numbers. More information on the Colorado market can be found on this fact sheet.   The post 2017 Solar Census Highlights Job Growth in Colorado appeared first on Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association. [...]
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Empowered Energy Systems Commercial and Residential Sales Representative
Post Date: March 1, 2018 Job Title: Commercial and Residential Sales Representative Location:  Hotchkiss, CO To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to *protected email* Job Description Empowered Energy Systems is looking for a lead sales representative for commercial and residential sales to support our company development. The ideal candidate will have solar sales and installation/technical experience, have excellent communication skills, and be able to work independently. The primary respo [...]
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COSEIA Calls on Cities to Follow Fair Permit Act
Last year, COSEIA worked hard in the state legislature to get a bill passed to extend and strengthen the Fair Permit Act. This caps solar permit fees at $500 for residential projects and $1,000 for commercial projects. But we have heard many cities are charging more. We have posted a letter for you to use if you are having problems with a city. Simply download the letter and present it. Let us know of your experiences by writing us at *protected email*. The Fair Permit Act Letter Can Be Found [...]
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Contractor Notice of EnergySmart Solar IQ Grant
Last year EnergySmart launched a special solar incentive for income qualifying households within Boulder County that provided a rebate of $1/watt up to 3/000 watts ($3,000). This incentive affirmed Boulder County’s commitment to make rooftop solar attainable for all its residents. This rebate was well received by the local solar community in 2017 therefore Boulder County’s EnergySmart service will again offer a “Solar IQ” (for income qualified) grant for qualifying residents in 2018. The [...]
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Xcel EVRAZ Solar Request for Proposals
We are pleased to announce the 2018 PSCo-EVRAZ Solar Request for Proposals (RFP) has been issued today, Thursday, February 1, 2018. Bids will be accepted until 4 p.m. MT on February 26, 2018. This is a standalone RFP and is not part of, and will not be evaluated in conjunction with, Public Service Company of Colorado’s (PSCo) 2017 All-Source Solicitation and the 2016 Electric Resource Plan. The proposed project, selected through this RFP, is contingent on the approval of the Colorado Energ [...]
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Golden Solar Job Posting
Post Date: February 6, 2018 To Apply:  Please email contact Don with Golden Solar: *protected email* Golden Solar Electric (www.GoldenSolar.net) is seeking one to two employees with solar experience and/or construction experience with interest and enthusiasm for photovoltaic systems. There is opportunity to be involved in all phases of this small business working with our friendly, and knowledgeable team. Golden Solar is an 11 year old company located in Golden Colorado and working thro [...]
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Sunsense Solar – PV Solar Installer
Post Date: January 4, 2018 Job Title: PV Solar Installer Location:  Carbondale, CO To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to *protected email* Summary The overall goal of the PV Installer is to achieve completion of projects with the highest level of safety, quality and efficiency as an integral member of the installation team. Qualifications: Previous solar installation experience a plus. Entry-Level NABCEP certification, general construction experience, OSHA 10/30 are preferred Must have [...]
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COSEIA Fights Special Solar Rates Proposed by Black Hills Energy 
Black Hills Energy has proposed rates that would increase fixed charges for all residential customers and put net metered solar customers in a separate rate class that would have to pay even more. COSEIA filed testimony opposing the  proposed rates, which increase fixed charges by 54 percent for net metered customers, claiming they  are discriminatory and seek to undermine solar generation in Colorado. However, the Office of Consumer Counsel, which receives tax dollars to represent ratepayer [...]
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Solar Energy International – PV Team Curriculum Developer
Post Date: October 12, 2017 Job Title: PV Team Curriculum Developer Location:  Remote To Apply: To apply, please submit your resume, including industry-specific training, cover letter, and three references in one combined PDF to *protected email* The the application deadline is October 30th. Job Description: Successful candidates for our PV Curriculum Developer position will: combine PV technical knowledge with the ability to effectively communicate these concepts to various audiences; enthu [...]
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Sunsense Solar – PV System Designer
Post Date: October 12, 2017 Job Title: PV Team Curriculum Developer Location:  Carbondale, CO To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to *protected email* Summary Sunsense Solar is seeking a PV System Designer.  The PV System Designer is responsible for producing high quality permit, construction, and record/as-built drawings for residential and small commercial grid-tied systems, and residential PV plus battery systems, based on site visit information collected by the Sunsense Residential/S [...]
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​Materials from Xcel’s recent stakeholder meeting
Attached is information that Xcel Energy circulated at a recent stakeholder meeting . It  shows interesting trends in a number of solar market categories. SHG Meeting – 09.22.2017   The post ​Materials from Xcel’s recent stakeholder meeting appeared first on Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association. [...]
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Less Coal and More Solar Proposed in Xcel Agreement
A proposal that would lead to the closing of two Pueblo coal plants a decade earlier than planned is before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, after COSEIA joined with 13 other groups and Xcel Energy asking that the plan be considered. If approved, it could lead to $2.5 billion in clean energy investments in rural Colorado and up to 700 megawatts more solar energy. COSEIA had extensive discussions with members about the proposal because the plan is to pay for the early coal plant retire [...]
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SEPA Report Captures Compelling Voices of 2016 Colorado Energy Settlement
SEPA Report Captures Compelling Voices of 2016 Colorado Energy Settlement Respect, Determination and Turkey Emojis Kept 26 Intervenors Talking Click here for the full report. WASHINGTON, D.C. —   The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) has announced the publication of a new report, Voices From Colorado’s Global Energy Settlement, an oral history of the groundbreaking 2016 negotiations involving 26 intervenors and three regulatory dockets. The resulting agreement between Xcel Energy an [...]
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COSEIA Speaks Out on Solar Trade Case
Click Here for COSEIA Executive Director Rebecca Cantwell’s Op-Ed on the Suniva Case Today’s  ruling  by the International Trade Commission threatens to put the brakes on the vibrant growth of Colorado’s solar industry, and to make it harder for Coloradans to go solar. COSEIA will continue to work hard with partners around the nation to ensure that trade protections are not imposed that will hinder our progress. The growth of our industry has been dramatic in recent years, [...]
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EcoMark Solar Junior Installer Position
Post Date: July 27, 2017 Job Title: Junior Installer Location:  Denver Metro To Apply: Please Complete This Online Application  Overview: The Junior Installer is an entry level position that reports to the Crew Lead. Some construction experience is preferred. Responsibilities The Junior Installer is an entry level position that reports to the Crew Lead. Some construction experience is preferred. Assists with the installation of residential rooftop PV solar systems, which includes: Workin [...]
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EcoMark Solar Advocate Position
Post Date: July 27, 2017 Job Title: Solar Advocate Location:  Denver Metro, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins To Apply: Please Complete This Online Application This is a DOOR-TO-DOOR SALES AND MARKETING POSITION As a Solar Advocate, you will explain the benefits of solar to homeowners. Your goal is to sign up homeowners for a free in-home solar consultation. No experience necessary. Paid training for ALL qualified candidates. Passion for renewable energy and a positive attitude is required! Rap [...]
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EcoMark Solar LICENSED ELECTRICIAN-RESIDENTIAL WIREMAN (RW)
Post Date: July 27, 2017 Job Title: LICENSED ELECTRICIAN-RESIDENTIAL WIREMAN (RW) Location:  Denver Metro To Apply: To apply, please send your resume to *protected email* Overview: EcoMark Solar is proud to accelerate the adoption of clean, domestic solar energy and we are looking for talented, licensed Residential Wiremen to support our team. Job Duties You will be working with a solar installation crew to install residential solar panel systems. Start your career in a booming industry toda [...]
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EcoMark Solar Experienced Solar Installer
Post Date: July 27, 2017 Job Title: Experienced Solar Installer Location:  Denver Metro To Apply: Please Complete This Online Application  Overview: The Senior Installer is a member of an installation crew that reports to the Crew Lead. Previous solar installation experience is required. Responsibilities Includes all responsibilities of the Junior Installer. Installation of residential rooftop and ground mounted PV solar systems, which includes: Working at heights of 20 feet off the gr [...]
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EcoMark Solar Outside Solar Sales Consultant
Post Date: July 27, 2017 Job Title: Outside Solar Sales Consultant Location:  Denver Metro, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins To Apply: To apply, please send your resume to *protected email* Overview: We are seeking sales professionals who are looking for an opportunity to make a great income by selling a great product. If you are passionate about the environment and improving your quality of life while working at a company that gives you an exceptional earning potential, we are looking for you [...]
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