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COSEIA Development Director
Post Date: December 10, 2016 Location: Denver, Colorado Target Hire Date: Immediate To Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to: Rebecca Cantwell The Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA)  is seeking to fill the key senior-level position of Development Director. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of generating revenue from a variety of events, a passion for solar energy, and the ability to multi-task on a small but nimble and highly productive team. [...]
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As Colorado Looks To Renewables, Industries Like Health Care Want To Go Green Too
Health giant Kaiser Permanente is investing heavily in renewables and other green measures, like energy efficiency and waterwise landscapes. Many Colorado-based companies are following suit. [...]
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Will Trump Push Colorado’s ‘Solarcoaster’ Into A Valley Or Help It Climb Higher?
Trump has called global warming a hoax and he criticized wind and solar power as "so expensive." That leaves hope for renewables resting on state policies. [...]
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US Army Releases Review Related to Streamlining of Solar Permitting
The U.S. Department of the Army announce in the Dec. 2 Federal Register that it has completed a Programmatic Environmental Assessment (PEA) for construction, operation, and maintenance of solar photovoltaic (PV) renewable energy projects on Army installations and is making the PEA and a draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FNSI) available for public comment. [...]
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Renewable Energy in US Gained 24 Percent Through First Nine Months of 2016
The U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA) on Nov. 29 released electric generation statistics through the end of September 2016. Generation from geothermal, solar, and wind energy increased by 24 percent compared with the first nine months of 2015. Non-hydro renewable energy, including biomass, has made up 8.5 percent of U.S. electric generation thus far in 2016. [...]
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Listen Up: Solar Under the Trump Administration
Our country had a surprise when Trump was elected as our next President. He takes office in fewer than two months. Compared to his predecessors, President Elect Trump has very different views about energy, manufacturing and business in general. [...]
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Solar Labeling: 2017 Changes
When solar labeling first surfaced around 1980, there were no set standards. Over time, the National Electrical Code (NEC) included solar systems and labeling in its standard, which started with the 1984 edition, with the most current revision being the 2017 edition. [...]
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Trina Solar Slips as Vote on $1.1 Billion Buyout Offer Nears
Trina Solar Ltd. fell the most in more than 10 months as shareholders prepare to vote on a $1.1 billion deal to take the company private. [...]
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These Policy Solutions Can Help Unleash The Full Potential of Renewable Energy
New installed renewable energy capacity surpassed coal for the first time last year, the International Energy Agency reported recently. It means that we added more wind and solar to our global energy system than oil, gas, coal or nuclear power combined — a trend that is expected to continue over the next five years. [...]
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First Solar Plans Restructuring, Cuts Manufacturing Line and Announces Layoffs
When solar analysts talk about the solar coaster, they aren’t kidding. News on November 16 that U.S. thin-film solar module manufacturer First Solar was planning to lay off a significant portion of its workforce, cancel its series 5 module production line and restructure the company hit the industry hard, especially since the news came just one week after the U.S. presidential election in which Trump was elected. But it’s important to remember that while the news did coincide with the news t [...]
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Solar PV FAQs – Community Solar Program
Your Solar Installation:   About Solar Energy:   Connecting to the Grid: Financing & Incentives:           [...]
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PVCalc – The Return (ROI) Calculator for PV solar energy investments | PVCalc.org
PVCalc allows you to calculate the ROI of PV solar energy projects - viewed as financial investments. The results are presented graphically, divided into four sub-categories: Results, effect of leverage, effect of irradiation and panel price, effect of inflation. [...]
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Installing Solar Panels on Your Roof: Prices Dropping, Solar Hopping – The Equation
1. Costs for installed solar systems have continued to drop. Prices for rooftop solar fell yet again in the first half of 2014. We’ve already reported on the impressive recent-year drops in solar costs. For their latest report, GTM-SEIA calculated that, just between the first quarter of 2014 and the second, average residential solar prices dropped another 2.4 percent. LBNL found that in the first half of 2014 the larger state markets had smaller solar systems drop an average of 4 percent. [...]
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Solar calculator solar panels calculator solar energy payback calculator
America's leading solar calculator shows solar panel system costs based on updated industry average installed solar panels prices what size system you need your returns your payback time and energy bill savings solar energy rebates and solar power incentives. [...]
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Bright Spots in Solar in the Election’s Aftermath – The Equation
Sure, the outcome of the election has raised questions about how the President-elect and his team will impact the country’s transition to a cleaner, healthier, and safer electricity system. But regardless of how the politics du jour feel about renewables, the science has not changed: generating electricity from renewables like wind and solar does not cause pollution that harms our health or our planet. Relying more on renewable energy and less on polluting fossil fuels will clean our air, prot [...]
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Solar ROI — Best States For Solar ROI
As many people have pointed out, solar panels aren't like household appliances, they are more like financial investments. So, the key point many people wan [...]
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The Typical Solar Panel Payback Period | Solar Power Now
Homeowners looking into solar power often want to know what the solar panel payback period is. Discover why this question does not have a set answer. [...]
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Summer, Solar, and an Iceberg of Excuses: Why I Don’t Have Rooftop Solar (and Why I’m Wrong) – The Equation
I’ve got a confession to make: For all the talking I do about solar and the solar revolution underway, I haven’t thrown my hat in the solar ring. An iceberg-sized collection of excuses stands between me and Solardom, and my homeowner-ship is hesitant to steam past them. But here’s why my excuses might just be hogwash, and how that iceberg might just melt away under the summer sun. [...]
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What Do Solar Panels Really Cost in the U.S.? | EnergySage
There's so much debate around the cost of solar. This article breaks down what solar actually costs across the U.S. and in each state  [...]
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What is the Payback Period of Rooftop Solar PV Systems?
Payback period of a rooftop PV system can simply be defined as the time taken by which the initial investment made for the system will be recovered from the savings it makes. To illustrate this, assume you invest $10000 in a project that gives you a profit of $1000 every year. In 10 years, the profits together have paid back your original investment, and hence the payback period is 10 years. [...]
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How to Calculate Your Solar Panel’s Payback Period
Did someone say free solar energy? Well, yes the Sun is blasting out an inconceivable amount of free energy every second, but to harvest all this golden wealth, you’re going to need solar panels for your home. You have a couple of options if you’re looking to get a solar power system on your roof … [...]
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Tesla’s new solar shingles could be the spark needed to ignite the industry
Tesla on Friday announced its solar shingle and tile roofing line. The nascent solar shingle industry has struggled to catch on, and Tesla's entry may be what's needed to take it mainstream. [...]
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Elon Musk just showed us the grand unification of Tesla: Fast cars, big batteries, and a stunning solar rooftop.
On Friday evening as the sun descended over the old Hollywood set of “Desperate Housewives,” Elon Musk took to a stage and fired up his presentation about climate change. It was a strange scene, with hundreds of people crowded into the middle of a subtly artificial suburban neighborhood. It wasn’t until about a minute into the speech that Musk casually let the crowd in on Tesla’s big secret. “The interesting thing is that the houses you see around you are all solar houses,” Musk said [...]
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What Is the Average Payback Period of a Solar Installation?  |  Direct Energy Solar
Although installing photovoltaic (PV) panels offers a number of environmental benefits, the main reason customers go solar is because of the savings. [...]
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