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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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Imposing Solar Tariffs May Cost US Taxpayers $1.23 Billion
Imposing tariffs on solar components imported into the U.S. will drive up prices for solar developers. It could also cost U.S. taxpayers as much as $1.23 billion.   [...]
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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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Former US Defense Energy Professionals Urge ITC to Consider Energy Security in Solar Trade Case
In a letter today to U.S. International Trade Commission Chairman Rhonda Schmidtlein, a group of veterans and former defense energy professionals urged the ITC to consider carefully U.S. Department of Defense energy security and resiliency efforts before making a decision this week in the Suniva/SolarWorld trade case. [...]
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International Trade Commission Rules on the Section 201 Solar Trade Case
On September 22, 2017, the International Trade Commission is set to make a decision on an important case for the solar industry. I talked with Bracewell Policy Resolution Group Energy Expert, Frank Maisano who is also a spokesperson for the Energy Trade Action Coalition about the possible outcomes of the case.  [...]
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Notes from the Solar Underground: From Idea through to the End, the Lifecycle of a Trend
There are few original ideas for new technologies, products and/or services. Most of what is termed new is a mutation of an idea, which itself is a mutation of an idea all the way back to the original discovery or light bulb moment. Basically, there is not much that is new, or, put another way, that deserves to be called new.  [...]
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Meet the Smart Digital Energy Solution That Could Blow Up Solar Coins
The winning team of the Smart Energy Hackathon in Bangkok last week developed a new smart digital energy solution for claiming solar coins. [...]
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Why Solar SCADA is Taking Center Stage in Grid Modernization
While solar monitoring is not new, solar supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA), with the emphasis on the "supervisory control" function is much less common today. [...]
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How to Drive Down Solar Prices in Today’s Market
With soft costs making up the highest percentage of solar costs, how can the market affect the soft cost segment? [...]
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Why Cities of the Global South Need Solar
In a report released yesterday, the World Resources Institute recommended solutions that urban centers of the global south can focus on to improve energy access for under-served residents. [...]
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A Ribbon Cutting and a Sneak Peek — The Latest from Solar Decathlon 2017 Teams
Here are a couple of updates on teams competing in this year's Solar Decathlon in Denver in October. [...]
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NREL, Swiss Scientists Power Past Solar Efficiency Records
Collaboration between researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the Swiss Center for Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM), and the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) shows the high potential of silicon-based multijunction solar cells. [...]
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Standoff Over Rates for Utah Solar Customers Reaches Settlement; Concessions Were ‘Painful’
According to Utah Clean Energy, a settlement agreement with Rocky Mountain Power in its rate case avoids a requested $15 fixed monthly charge, a $9.02 per-kW peak demand charge and a reduced energy rate for solar customers.  [...]
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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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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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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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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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