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Comcast Taps Solar for Smart Home Services
Sunrun yesterday said it has reached an agreement with Comcast for the solar and storage company to be the exclusive solar provider for Comcast Cable. [...]
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Colorado State University RFP
Colorado State University is seeking proposals from experienced firms to enter into one or more contracts involving a qualified supplier to facilitate the purchase of renewable electricity by Colorado State University (CSU).  For the purpose of this RFP renewable electricity will be defined as electricity generated by either wind or solar resources. The Request for Proposals (RFP) is attached for your reference. Both documents are identical. Proposals are due no later than Thursday, October 5 [...]
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Why Energy Traders Got the Eclipse So Wrong
Grid operators and traders thought they were totally prepped for the historic U.S. solar eclipse. There was just this one thing they didn’t completely factor in: “irregular human-behavior patterns.”   [...]
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Sungevity Brand Returns Via Solar Spectrum-Horizon Merger
Solar Spectrum, a clean-energy company backed by private equity firm Northern Pacific Group, bought residential system provider Horizon Solar Power. [...]
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CED Greentech Commercial Driver
Post Date: August 21, 2017 Job Title: Commercial Driver Location:  Denver, CO To Apply: Please contact Derek Nayden with CED Greentech at *protected email* CED Greentech Denver is seeking candidates for delivery drivers in our rapid growing solar business. This full time position will provide training for the right motivated individuals ranging from delivery, warehouse operations, customer service, safety, receiving, and shipping. Candidates will be placed in a fast paced environment and will [...]
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3@3 on Solar PV: Global Solar Market Growth, Energy Storage, Eclipse
Today’s topics an update on the growth of the global solar market, the future of energy storage and how utilities learned from and prepared for the solar eclipse. Plus an update on the trade case. [...]
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CED Greentech General Warehouse Staff
Post Date: August 21, 2017 Job Title: General Warehouse Staff Location:  Denver, CO To Apply: Please contact Derek Nayden with CED Greentech at *protected email* CED Greentech Denver is seeking candidates for warehouse staff in our rapid growing solar business. This full time position will provide training ranging from inside sales, receiving, shipping, warehouse operations, and safety. Candidates will be placed in a fast paced environment and will be working in a team setting. Be part of a [...]
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An Eclipse Is Just What the US Power Sector’s Been Waiting For
Turns out the solar eclipse, set to plunge parts of the U.S. into total darkness on Monday, will offer exactly what the power sector’s been looking for: a completely predictable stage for experiments. [...]
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4 Unusual Uses of Solar PV Technology
It’s becoming more common to find solar panels on rooftops, but that’s just one of thousands of places where they are generating power. As costs drop and energy production rises, we expect to see many more places where solar technologies are put to work—providing unleashed, inexpensive electricity.   [...]
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Atomic Movies May Help Explain Why Perovskite Solar Cells Are More Efficient
In recent years, perovskites have taken the solar cell industry by storm. They are cheap, easy to produce and very flexible in their applications. Their efficiency at converting light into electricity has grown faster than that of any other material — from under four percent in 2009 to over 20 percent in 2017 — and some experts believe that perovskites could eventually outperform the most common solar cell material, silicon.  [...]
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There Are No Glass Ceilings In This Solar Village
Engineer, entrepreneur, builder, leader: who are you picturing right now? Actually, these titles are held by several incredible collegiate women who have leadership roles on the Solar Decathlon 2017 teams. [...]
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Notes from the Solar Underground: The Danger of Conjecture
As with advice, conjecture is easy to give as typically the conjecturers, as with advice givers, have little at stake and sometimes much to gain. First and foremost, conjecturers gain attention, second but not necessarily second-most, if the eventual outcome falls anywhere in the vicinity of the initial conjecture, the giver gains credibility.  [...]
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AES, AimCo Complete $853 Million Deal for Solar Company SPower
AES Corp. and Alberta Investment Management Co. completed the $853 million joint acquisition of sPower from Fir Tree Partners Inc., in one of the largest clean-energy deals to date. [...]
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3@3 on Solar PV: Trade Case, GMP, Smart Inverters
Jenn Runyon, Chief Editor of Renewable Energy World and Paula Mints, Chief Market Research Analyst with SPV Market Research discuss three hot topics in the global solar industry for three minutes each. Today’s topics an update on 201, aka the fast-tracked trade case against China, Green Mountain Power's innovative off-grid program and how smart inverters could change the game for residential and commercial solar + battery owners. Check it out! [...]
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Why We Need to Clean Up Mining if We Want a Renewable Energy Economy
A massive open-pit copper mine might not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about solar power. But the construction of photovoltaic panels actually requires a wide range of metals and minerals to build. Nineteen, to be exact, including silica, indium, silver, selenium and lead. Most can be found or produced in Canada. [...]
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Buglet Solar Electric Installation 
Job Title: Solar Laborer Location: Various job sites around Front Range area To Apply: Please send qualifications and expression of interest to *protected email* Small, family-owned photovoltaic (PV) solar company seeks laborer to work outdoors on roof and ground-mounted solar installations. Skill with hand tools, basic construction experience, reliable transportation and mobile phone required. Flexible hours, enjoyable work environment and potential for advancement. The post Buglet Solar Ele [...]
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Blockchain Investment Fund Begins Initial Coin Offering for New PV Plants
Energy-focused blockchain investment fund Solar DAO yesterday started the preliminary initial coin offering (ICO) for its two-stage crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for the construction of new solar PV plants.   [...]
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Energy Bill Could See North Carolina Join National Fight Over Net Metering
Highlighting a set of rules that promote rooftop solar, last week the activist group NC WARN became one of the few in North Carolina to urge a veto of a controversial energy bill that cleared the state legislature minutes before a month-long adjournment. [...]
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5 Reasons Why Drones Are Going to Work for Solar Asset Managers
With the potential to reduce inspection times from weeks to hours, it’s no wonder drones are becoming an integral part of the solar asset manager’s toolkit. [...]
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1 Hotels Fellowship at Environmental entrepreneurs (E2)–Aug 1 Deadline
The 1 Hotels Fellowship at E2 is designed to support and develop young entrepreneurs and emerging business leaders who seek to make the world a better place through direct and indirect advocacy for change that’s good for the economy and good for the environment. Up to 10 fellows will be selected for the 2017/2018 program cycle, and each fellow will receive a stipend of $25,000, plus other benefits. Apply online. The post 1 Hotels Fellowship at Environmental entrepreneurs (E2)–Aug 1 [...]
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Online Campus Curriculum Developer
Post Date: July 25, 2017 Job Title: Online Campus Curriculum Developer Location:  Remote Position Target Hire Date: Applications due August 18, 2017, with a start date of approximately early September To Apply:  Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references letter in one combined PDF to *protected email* Vision of Curriculum and Instruction Department SEI’s mission is to provide industry-leading technical training and expertise in renewable energy to empower people, communiti [...]
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Analysis: Ratepayers Foot the Bill for Utilities’ Push Against Rooftop Solar
A recent story in the New York Times raised new attention to the role of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) in pushing policies hostile to distributed solar. [...]
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The Future of Solar Debated at Intersolar in Light of Trade Petition
Intersolar and ees North America 2017 concluded its 10th annual event in San Francisco last week. The event organizer said attendees and exhibitors were optimistic, as they engaged in meaningful conversations about the best approaches for sustained market success, despite a year of industry consolidation and trade policy uncertainty. [...]
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5 Reasons Why Drones Are Going to Work for Solar Asset Managers
With the potential to reduce inspection times from weeks to hours, it’s no wonder drones are becoming an integral part of the solar asset manager’s toolkit. [...]
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