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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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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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3@3 on Solar PV: First Solar, Tesla/SolarCity, Residential Market
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 include the First Solar announcement that it is restructuring, laying off its workforce and canceling its Series 5 module; the finalization of the Tesla buyout of SolarCity and the residential solar market in Japan. Check it out. [...]
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Community Solar on the Rise — Tips for Utilities Developing Programs
Utilities across the country are embracing community solar, viewing it as an opportunity to retain customers and compete against the burgeoning self-generation rooftop solar PV market by providing a utility-operated 100 percent solar option. [...]
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Solar Power: Following the first round-the-world solar flight, the Solar Impulse Foundation launches the “World Alliance For Clean Technologies”
The Solar Impulse Foundation launched the World Alliance for Clean Technologies during COP22, as a legacy to the first ever solar flight around the world. [...]
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Cheap Ice Energy Storage for Solar Homes
By the summer of 2017, solar homeowners could store surplus daytime solar in an ice-based energy storage unit with a 20-year life, for less than half the cost of a battery storing the same solar kilowatt-hours, according to Ice Energy CEO Mike Hopkins. [...]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Victory for Solar Users
 Victory for Solar Users! We are pleased to let you know that key issues that will affect the Colorado solar market for years to come will be resolved through a  landmark settlement filed August 15 by Xcel Energy along with COSEIA and two dozen other organizations. Our intense summer-long negotiations will  resolve scores of issues raised by three different major proceedings filed by the utility. While COSEIA was not fully satisfied with the outcome of all the issues debated for months, w [...]
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ECOMARK SOLAR – SOLAR INSTALLER
EcoMark Solar is looking to add to our dynamic team of residential solar installers. In this position you will be part of an installation crew that ensures the safe, high-quality, and timely installations of residential solar systems. Construction experience is recommended for this position. Responsibilities: Ensure excellent customer experience and interaction Assemble and install all system components Follow all safety standards and installation protocols Track materials and hours to keep pr [...]
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ECOMARK SOLAR – SOLAR ELECTRICIAN
EcoMark Solar is looking to add to our dynamic team of residential solar electricians. In this position you will be part of an installation crew that ensures the safe, high-quality, and timely installations of residential solar systems. An active Colorado license is a requirement for this position (Apprentice, Residential Wireman, or Journeyman) Responsibilities: Ensure excellent customer experience and interaction Assemble and install all electric components of a solar array (AC and DC) Follo [...]
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GOLDEN SOLAR – MASTER ELECTRICIAN
Master Electrician Golden Solar Electric (www.GoldenSolar.net) is seeking a master electrician with solar experience and/or with interest and enthusiasm for photovoltaic systems.   We prefer someone who wants to be an employee (part-time or full time) but we would also consider someone who prefers to contract.  There is opportunity to be involved in all phases of this small business working with our friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable team. Golden Solar is a 10 year old company located in Go [...]
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