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Tesla Seals $2 Billion SolarCity Deal
Tesla Motors Inc. and SolarCity Corp. shareholders approved the electric-car maker’s purchase of the solar installer in a deal that’s poised to test Elon Musk’s vision for a viable one-stop shop for clean energy consumers. [...]
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Rural Solar: A Growing Movement
We thought you might be interested in this article from High Country News: “For fossil fuel-reliant towns, a solar alternative grows: A Rural Solar Movement is Growing, Which Focuses on Local Resilience.” “During his final semester at Delta High School, on Colorado’s Western Slope, Zac Carter enrolled in a new course called Introduction to Photovoltaics, where he could learn the basics of the solar industry. Some of Carter’s family works in the energy industry, and he’s a [...]
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What We Can Do
The sun was shining the morning Donald Trump became president-elect. I checked. Solar continues to be the most cost-effective way of generating electricity, so there is no doubt in my mind that our industry will continue to thrive. [...]
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Solar Power Colorado 2016
With the theme, “Developing New Markets: Solar Leads the Energy Transition,” Solar Power Colorado 2016 – which ran from March 7 to 9 in Broomfield, CO brought more than 550 attendees together to help chart the role of solar in transitioning Colorado’s energy paradigm. The optimism was infectious, so thanks to all our sponsors, exhibitors and attendees for providing an enriching three days to motive us all for the coming year. Rebecca Cantwell, executive director of COSEIA, opened th [...]
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New Solar, Wind Competitive Leasing Program to Start for US Public Lands
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell on Nov. 10 said that the Bureau of Land Management has finalized a rule that creates a new competitive leasing process and incentives for solar and wind energy development on public lands. [...]
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Top 5 Hybrid Energy News (Solar- and Wind-Diesel-Hybrid + Microgrids) – October 2016
The October edition of our “Top 5 Hybrid Energy News” features KarmSolar, SolarAfrica, Singita, Tesla, Sungrow, Aquion Energy, Blue Sky Utility, Bpi, Luxor Solar, Juhayna, and Alpha Omega Winery. [...]
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Trump’s Win ‘A Disaster’ for Plunging Renewable Energy Sector
Donald Trump’s surprise election victory turned into a bad day for clean energy investors. U.S. solar panel-maker SunPower Corp. had its worst decline in three months on Wednesday, dropping 14 percent to the lowest since the beginning of 2013.  [...]
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COSEIA Praises PUC Approval of Landmark Settlement with Xcel
The three-member Colorado Public Utilities Commission on November 9, 2017 gave oral approval to a landmark settlement between Xcel Energy and two dozen organizations that will provide progress on energy policy for years to come. The Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA), which played a key role last summer in negotiating the settlement across three separate dockets, praised the unanimous decision. “Today’s decision will allow Colorado’s vibrant solar industry [...]
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Over 200 Turn Out to Oppose Xcel’s Phase II Rate Case
COSEIA – June 9th 2016 Rally to Protect Solar Solar system owners, installers, public policy advocates and a large contingent of people from the new Denver office of SunRun all turned out June 9th for a hearing at the Public Utilities Commission on what is potentially the most significant PUC filing in Xcel Energy’s “Our Energy Future” initiative. While some speakers appeared to track the points made in Xcel’s wide-ranging PR campaign – that the new rate struc [...]
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Independent Power Systems – Crew Leader
Post Date: July 7, 2016 To Apply: Submit resume and cover letters to:  HR@solarips.com Job Title: Crew Leader Reports to: Project Manager Job Summary The Crew Leader is responsible for the successful installation of assigned projects.  The Crew Leader works closely with the Project Manager and the Project Coordinator 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 inst [...]
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Success Story—Drones Help Solar Site Design Take Flight
The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy sees the potential of drones in advancing the solar industry. [...]
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Energy Policies on the 2016 Ballot
Citizen-sponsored ballot initiatives frequently demand progress on renewable energy implementation (and have for years), oftentimes these occur when state legislatures show little to no political will to increase locally-owned solar or wind energy. [...]
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Custom Solar – Lead Installer
Post Date: July 11, 2016 To Apply: Please email careers@customsolar.us Job Title: Lead Installer Job Summary Lead Installer is responsible for all aspects of installation including managing crews. Experience in residential and commercial PV installation is required. Custom Solar offers employees top pay along with benefits that include paid time off, holiday pay and health insurance. The post Custom Solar – Lead Installer appeared first on Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association. [...]
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Custom Solar – Installers
Post Date: July 11, 2016 To Apply: Please email resume to careers@customsolar.us Job Title: Installer (multiple positions) PV installers are required to have experience with tools and the ability to lift 50 pounds. Experience is preferred but we are willing to train the right people. Custom Solar offers employees top pay along with benefits that include paid time off, holiday pay and health insurance. The post Custom Solar – Installers appeared first on Colorado Solar Energy Industries [...]
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INDEPENDENT POWER SYSTEMS – ELECTRICIAN APPRENTICE
Job Title:  Electrician Apprentice Location:  Boulder, CO Department: Electrical Reports to: Lead Electrician and Journeyman Electricians Job Summary Electrician Apprentices are responsible for assisting Journeymen with all electrical work involved in the installation of PV solar systems.  Working in teams of two or more, electrician apprentices are responsible for following orders issued by Licensed Electricians.  They must keep the electrical vehicles stocked with all necessary tools and m [...]
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Summit Solar
Here to help Colorado Families Go Solar with Home Owner Solar (NOT lease or PPA). [...]
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Net-metering Is Dead — Long Live Net-metering!
Residential solar has demonstrated unprecedented growth over the past several years, driven in part by falling equipment prices, rising customer awareness, and supportive public policy. One of those key policies has been net-metering, which provides customers in more than 40 states credit for any excess solar generation not consumed at the customer’s home. [...]
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Solar Tribune
Solar News, Analysis & Education [...]
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Discover how you can power your home with clean and affordable solar power energy.
Save money and the environment. SolarCity can help you generate your own clean, affordable solar power. Simply pay for your power by the month, just like your utility bill, only lower. [...]
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8 Benefits of Distributed Solar that Prove it’s Worth More than Dollars and Cents
In October, Environment America Research & Policy Center showcased Shining Rewards, a new review of 16 value-of-solar studies from around the country. The report shows what we already know intuitively: Solar panels provide pollution-free energy that delivers far reaching benefits to people, the environment, the economy, and the electric grid. [...]
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Millions of Dollars Spent on One War Over Rooftop Solar
There’s a war brewing over the future of rooftop solar, and Arizona is at ground zero. Pinnacle West Capital Corp., which owns the state’s largest utility, last week said it has formed a third-party group to support candidates for an elected state board that regulates their industry. [...]
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Vote Solar Seeks Review of Nevada Regulators’ 2015 Net Metering Ruling
Advocacy group Vote Solar, along with environmental law firm Earthjustice, recently filed a petition with the First District Court of the State of Nevada for review of two Public Utilities Commission (PUC) of Nevada orders last year that created a new rate structure ending the existing net metering offering for solar in the state. [...]
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The Summer of Sun: Mid-Year 2016 Solar Insights
According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA), solar energy made up nearly 1.5 percent of total generation in the U.S. between the months of June 2016 through August 2016. That’s up from just over 1 percent during the same period in 2015. Total generation from solar energy during these three months is up over 38 percent year over year. [...]
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Summit Solar
With over 20 years combined experience in the industry and offices spanning coast-to-coast you can count on Summit always providing you with the absolute best products, prices and service. [...]
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