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Boulder County Launches EnergySmart IQ
Boulder County’s EnergySmart service just released the EnergySmart IQ (Income Qualified) Solar PV Rebate to help Boulder County residents afford the solar array they have always wanted. Eligible Boulder County residents can now apply for and receive $1/watt up to $3,000 to aid them in purchasing or leasing rooftop solar. Boulder County works to make solar PV accessible to all and understands that for many county homeowners the cost of a system is a bit too much of a hurdle. Please use this re [...]
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CO Businesses Vow to Reach Paris Climate Goals Despite Trump
DENVER – Colorado companies including Western Union, New Belgium Brewing and several ski resorts have joined hundreds of U.S. mayors, governors and chief executives, all promising to make good on the nation’s commitment to reach climate goals set in Paris. A letter – including signatures from such high-profile brands as Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nestle, Target and Wrangler – was released Monday. Rebecca Cantwell, director of the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Associatio [...]
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GRID Alternatives – SolarCorps Fellowship Program Warehouse Assistant Fellow
  Post Date: June 2, 2017 Job Title: SolarCorps Fellowship Program Warehouse Assistant Fellow Location:  Denver, CO Target Hire Date: Immediate To Apply: Submit both a resume and cover letter online at www.gridalternatives.org/work-at-grid*protected email*(No Calls Please) About the SolarCorps Fellowship Program: GRID Alternatives’ SolarCorps Fellowship Program is an opportunity for highly motivated and enthusiastic people to join GRID Alternatives for thirteen months. Fellows will gain [...]
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GRID Alternatives – SolarCorps Fellowship Program Assistant Fellow
Post Date: June 2, 2017 Job Title:  SolarCorps Fellowship Program Assistant Fellow Location:  Denver, CO Target Hire Date: Immediate To Apply: Submit both a resume and cover letter online at www.gridalternatives.org/work-at-grid*protected email*(No Calls Please) About the SolarCorps Fellowship Program: GRID Alternatives’ SolarCorps Fellowship Program is an opportunity for highly motivated and enthusiastic people to join GRID Alternatives for thirteen months. Fellows will gain valuable exper [...]
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GRID Alternatives – SolarCorps Fellowship Program Construction Fellow
Post Date: June 2, 2017 Job Title: SolarCorps Fellowship Program Warehouse Construction Fellow Location:  Denver, CO Target Hire Date: Immediate To Apply: Submit both a resume and cover letter online at www.gridalternatives.org/work-at-grid*protected email*(No Calls Please) About the SolarCorps Fellowship Program: GRID Alternatives’ SolarCorps Fellowship Program is an opportunity for highly motivated and enthusiastic people to join GRID Alternatives for thirteen months. Fellows will gain val [...]
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GRID Alternatives – Solar Installation Supervisor
Post Date: June 2, 2017 Job Title: Solar Installation Supervisor Location:  Denver, CO Target Hire Date: Immediate To Apply: Submit both a resume and cover letter online at www.gridalternatives.org/work-at-grid*protected email*(No Calls Please) Description: GRID Alternatives Colorado is seeking a full-time, experienced Solar Installation Supervisor to oversee all aspects of PV installations for low-income families in Colorado. This position will be responsible for leading commercial scale proj [...]
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Shaw Solar– Residential and Commercial Sales Associate
Post Date: June 1, 2017 Job Title: Residential and Commercial Sales Associate Location:  Durango, CO Target Hire Date: Immediate To Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to *protected email* (No Calls Please) Come live and work in beautiful Durango, Colorado!  We are looking for a bright, energetic and highly experienced solar advocate to join our sales team.  This is not an entry-level position.  Responsibilities would include anything and everything required to promote the [...]
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Judge Recommends Decoupling for Xcel Energy
An  Administrative Law Judge recommended  granting  Xcel’s  request for Revenue Decoupling for residential customers, meaning cost recovery will no longer be based on how much electricity is sold.  COSEIA hopes this decision will be good news for solar development by removing a disincentive Xcel has cited to expand solar. The commission refused Xcel’s request for a weather adjustment, which was a victory for solar advocates. The recommended decision did not grant decoupling for [...]
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Solar Industry Letter on the Colorado Energy Office
Today, members of the solar industry sent a letter sent a letter to Governor Hickenlooper expressing our disappointment that the legislature failed to secure funding for the Colorado Energy Office.  The Colorado Energy Office plays and important role in the state’s energy ecosystem. The office is an important convener and serves as a mediator of different view points. Its programs serve as important incubators to encourage nascent technologies and new business models. It is our hope that [...]
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PUC Says Climate Change Impacts Need to be Considered in Resource Planning
The Public Utilities Commission written order approving Xcel Energy’s Electric Resource Plan, issued April 28,  contains important precedents that acknowledge the real costs of climate change in Colorado.  The long-range planning document  will  guide Xcel in making future resource decisions. COSEIA believes it is very significant that the PUC majority agreed with us, and others, that Xcel must model the “social costs’’ of carbon when planning on what future energy resources to acqui [...]
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East Boulder County Community Solar RFP
Post Date: May 3, 2017 Opportunity Title: Request for Proposal for Contracted Rooftop PV Services We are community members of East Boulder County who are passionate about solar!  We want solar installed on our roofs and we want to encourage our neighbors to do the same. So, we formed a little committee and have already seen outstanding interest. Our goal is to hire a solar installer.   We will then work with the installer to promote and encourage others to join us through neighborhood meeti [...]
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Southard Solar – Solar Sales Representative
Post Date: April 20, 2017 Job Title: Solar Sales Representative Location:  Longmont, CO Target Hire Date: Immediate To Apply: Please send a resume and a cover letter to *protected email* for consideration. No phone calls! Southard Solar’s team has been serving the Front Range of Colorado since 1987. We have established a reputation of providing professional specialized project implementation for a multitude of clients. Our passion is Solar Energy, we provide affordable residential and commer [...]
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Mile Hi Solar – Solar Installer
Post Date: April 14, 2017 Job Title: Solar Installer Location:  Loveland, CO Target Hire Date: Immediate To Apply: Please submit application materials to *protected email*  Mile Hi Solar is seeking individual with exceptional trustworthiness and a strong work ethic. This position requires some flexibility in schedule and ability to use brains and brawn.   Details: Works hours may vary, but typically will be M-F, 8am-5pm. Hours per week may vary from 30-50 $13.50/hr to start with room [...]
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Request for Proposal – Arapahoe County
Post Date: April 6, 2017 Opportunity Title: Request for Proposal for Contracted Rooftop PV Services RFP-17-48:  CONTRACTED ROOFTOP SOLAR PV SERVICES Please visit our website @ www.arapahoegov.com and at “How Do I?” scroll over to “Find” then scroll down to RFP Bid Opportunities then to “Register as a Vendor” and follow the prompts.  We have all Bids/RFPs, Addendums, Attendance Sheets and Award Information available for download.  If you have any problems with registering, [...]
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Southard Solar – Solar Installer
Post Date: April 5, 2017 Job Title: Solar Installer Location:  Longmont, CO Target Hire Date: Immediate To Apply: Please submit resume to *protected email* Southard Solar is seeking applicants to install residential grid-tied PV systems. In this position, the Apprentice Installer will provide support to the Crew Lead of the installation team and work with Crew Lead to ensure the completion of installation of all solar arrays/systems. It is the responsibility of every Installer to ensure safe w [...]
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Ritter: Solar is Mainstream
Former Colorado Governor Bill Ritter opened the Solar Power Colorado conference Wednesday, March 15th with an overview of solar initiatives nationwide. While there may be policy uncertainty at the national level Ritter said, looking at solar initiatives at the state, local and corporate level is more promising. Ritter described the bipartisan support for solar energy among governors, indicating that while there are fewer of them, GOP governors in renewable energy resource-rich states are becomin [...]
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Solar Power Colorado Off to a Strong Start
NREL Director Martin Keller kicked off the first full day at Solar Power Colorado in front of a standing room-only audience. In a provocative keynote address he presented the successful history of solar research, which has been accompanied for decades by a dizzying descent in solar costs. Combine that with the way the solar industry improves environmental conditions and creates high-quality jobs – and you have an important good-news story to tell. But, said Keller, the solar industry needs [...]
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Sunsense – Project Manager
Job Title: Project Manager Location: Carbondale, CO Application Deadline: March 11 To Apply: Please send resume and cover letter to *protected email*Download Job Description*protected email* Sunsense has an immediate opening for a Project Manager (including Operations & Logistics) to work from our Carbondale office. This position entails full engagement with all Sunsense departments (Sales, Design, Procurement, Accounting and Service) and requires a skill set capable of growth within the com [...]
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Sunsense–Lead Solar Installer
Post Date: February 24, 2017 Job Title: Lead Solar Installer Location:  Carbondale, CO Target Hire Date: Immediate To Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to *protected email* Sunsense has an immediate opening for a Lead Solar Installer to work from our Carbondale office. You must be a mechanically minded individual to work in the field installing residential and light commercial grid-tied photovoltaic (PV) systems. The Lead Solar Installer will be responsible for managing and install [...]
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COSEIA Testimony on Advanced Grid Infrastructure
COSEIA has just filed testimony to the Public Utilities Commission on an important Xcel docket that governs Xcel’s advance grid infrastructure including “smart” meters and the communication components that will transmit data from customers to Xcel and back again. Use, protection and ownership of the data produced by new grid and meter technology is a hot issue in many states right now. While utilities tend to want to control that data, consumers and solar companies could benefit in importa [...]
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Lessons from Negotiations with the Utility
COSEIA Executive Director Rebecca Cantwell published an Op Ed piece in Solar Industry Magazine (January 2017) describing her experiences negotiating a complex settlement agreement with Xcel Energy last year. The settlement resolved issues from Xcel’s virtual barrage of PUC filings in 2016. We republish it here for your convenience: “As executive director of the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association, I spent much of my summer in corporate conference rooms at the headquarters [...]
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Xcel Electric Rates Would Stifle Solar
Increased fixed costs with lower energy prices will make renewable energy and conservation investments less attractive Denver, CO, June 2, 2016 – Members of the public will have a chance to be heard June 9 and 16  at hearings on new rates that will affect everyone who pays an electric bill to Xcel Energy. The utility’s proposal would send price signals that discourage energy conservation and rooftop solar energy. Xcel Energy has mounted a massive PR campaign to convince Coloradans t [...]
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EcoMark Solar: Sales Consultant
Post Date: January 3, 2017 Job Title: Outside Solar Sales Consultant- Front Range, CO Location: Denver, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs Target Hire Date: Immediate To Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to maggie.aey@ecomarksolar.com EcoMark Solar is a rapidly growing residential solar company based in Denver, CO. Our mission is to offer every homeowner in Colorado energy independence, financial independence, and a more environmentally responsible lifestyle through solar power. We are se [...]
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Sunsense Solar – Commercial Sales Associate
Post Date: January 5, 2017 Job Title: Commercial Sales Associate Location:  Carbondale, CO Target Hire Date: Immediate To Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to katharine@sunsensesolar.com Application Deadline: January 25, 2017 Primary responsibilities will be to support the Commercial Sales Department by implementing a targeted marketing strategy that will include customer pre-qualification, direct outreach, relationship building, event attendance and other peripheral duties pertainin [...]
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