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Details about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) part of the recently passed CARES Act
Check with your own accountants and other financial advisers to see how the Paycheck Protection Program may apply to you and your business. What is the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)? The Paycheck Protection Program “PPP” loan offered through the Small Business Administration makes the most sense for companies with less than 500 people to apply for as it allows for loan forgiveness.  The Economic Injury Disaster Loans or the Payroll Tax Credit do not have forgiveness provis [...]
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Status of local authorities’ permitting and inspections
(Last updated 3/30/2020) In an effort to keep our membership appraised of the most recent developments regarding COVID-19’s impact on local permitting and inspections, COSSA has put together this chart to help. Conditions change on a regular basis and we recommend you reach out to the local authority if you have any questions. If you have any updated information, please email mkruger@cossa.co so this chart can be updated. JurisdictionPermittingInspectionsBoulder CountyOnline onlyNo [...]
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What the “Stay at Home” COVID-19 Public Health Order Means for Your Business
COSSA has heard from multiple members asking what the Governor’s “Stay At Home” Public Health Orders means for their business. First, please assess your own employees’ and customers’ health needs. The biggest priority is keeping everyone safe and healthy. Follow all health guidance from local, state and national experts.  On March 25, 2020, Governor Polis issued a state-wide “stay-at-home” public health order. All companies are subject to social distancing r [...]
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Four Easy Actions You Can Take Right Now To Help With COVID-19 Impacts
1. Add your company to the national sign-on letter, if you haven’t already. 2. Call Senators Bennet (202-224-5852) and Gardner (202- 224-5941) today and tell them about the impacts this crisis is having on your business. Some helpful talking points are below. 3. Continue providing information about impacts to your business survey, even if you’ve filled it out before, as the situation is constantly evolving.  4. If you are interested in telling your stories  [...]
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Implementing Governor Polis’ directive in Executive Order D 2020 013 (Ordering Colorado Employers To Reduce In-Person Workforce by Fifty Percent Due to the Presence of COVID-19 in the State)
On March 22, 2020 Governor Polis issued an Executive Order, directing all of Colorado’s non-critical employers to reduce their in-person workforce by 50 percent. The executive order directs all employers to implement tele-work options to the greatest extent possible. If tele-work is not practical or possible, employers are encouraged to stagger work schedules to reduce the proximity of employees during work hours and to keep employees on payroll. This Executive Order does not apply to any empl [...]
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Journeyman Electrician/Foreman – Independent Power Systems – Boulder, CO
Job Summary Electricians are responsible for all electrical work involved in the installation of PV solar systems. Working with Installers, electricians are responsible for planning each installation, executing work in a timely fashion, tracking and reporting all project-related time and materials, and ensuring that projects pass inspection. They must be comfortable working on roofs of varying heights and in attics. Electricians should be proficient in bending conduit and have a solid understa [...]
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Service Coordinator – Independent Power Systems – Boulder, CO
Job SummaryThe Service Coordinator will report to and assist the Service Manager. The Service Coordinator will provide customer assistance to clients with service needs, track services provided, support, coordinate and dispatch service technicians as needed, and process and track service information for future reference. This individual will work with IPS service and install technicians to perform remote high-level troubleshooting for clients in both our Colorado and Massachusetts locations.bThi [...]
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Lead Installer – Independent Power Systems – Boulder, CO
Job SummaryThe Lead Installer is responsible for the successful installation of assigned projects. The Lead Installer works closely with the Install Manager and the Operations Manager 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 installation is completed in a timely manner and meets quality standards. The Lead Installer is also responsible for completing and managing p [...]
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PV Service Technician – Independent Power Systems – Boulder, CO
Job SummaryThe PV & Service Technician is responsible for all technical support, troubleshooting and service related issues. This individual will support all IPS staff including; electricians, installers, sales reps and operations personnel by providing technical PV expertise. He/she will work closely with the Service Coordinator to execute all necessary service and installation needs. Essential Functions Technical programming and research for inverter and system electronics. Must ha [...]
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Solar PV, Estimating, Design & Sales – Rocky Mountain Solar & Wind, Inc – Colorado Springs, CO
Job Description: This sales position includes designing, estimating, site visit, and selling of mostly residential PV systems, some with battery backup, and some off-grid.  Experience, Training and Qualities Preferred for This Position:  Significant sales experience.  Training in solar electric design.  Strong desire to focus on solar as a profession.Good communication skills both verbal and written.  Experience writing contracts.Experience and trai [...]
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Marketing and Communications Manager – Solar Energy International – Colorado
Job Description: The Marketing and Communications Manager will generate content for SEI’s various outreach mediums. The Manager will work throughout the training season and in the offseason to create relevant content from students, staff and alumni to share across various SEI marketing mediums. Additionally, the Manager will work as a member of the marketing team to be the primary marketing contact for SEI’s Middle East Program. Additionally, the Marketing Manager will work with SEI Programa [...]
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Solar Resource Analyst – E3 Consulting Services (E3) – Denver, CO
E3 Consulting Services (E3) has an exciting opportunity for a Solar Resource Analyst to come work in our Denver-area headquarter to support our renewable energy technical due diligence practice, with a focus on solar design review and PVSyst modeling. Celebrating our 20th anniversary this year, E3 is a leading technical advisor, providing reviews of complex capital-intensive projects for capital providers, project developers, owners, and regulators. E3 primarily provides independent engineering [...]
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Installer — Sunrun — Arvada, CO
Overview Are you looking to turn your construction and installation experience into a career that is more personally and professionally rewarding? That opportunity is waiting for you at Sunrun. As the largest dedicated residential solar company in the United States, we have outstanding opportunities for Installers to join our team of more than 3,000 dedicated individuals focused on bringing the power of the sun to more and more people every day. Responsibilities Working in our positive [...]
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Project Development Manager — Solaris Energy — Fort Collins, CO
The Development Project Manager plays an integral part of Solaris Energy, by assuring the efficient collection, compilation, and filing of the suite of due diligence documents required to complete the development and finance of portfolios of behind the meter, commercial scale solar projects. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Interfacing with Offtakers, EPC contractors, and finance partners to obtain, execute, and file various documents including but not limited to: • EPC, PPA, an [...]
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Highlights from Xcel’s Solar*Rewards Installer Update – July 2019
Xcel Energy Colorado has reached 50,000 Customer-Sited Solar Installations!In 2018, the Solar*Rewards team handled more than 8,700 applications which led to over 6,400 on-site solar installations. This number will continue to grow as nearly 20 on-site solar projects are being interconnected, per day. Congratulations! 2020-2021 Renewable Energy (RE) PlanThe proposed plan has been filed and can be found under docket # 19A-0369EMedium Solar*Rewards Program Q3 is Open 6 MW available (+ add’l [...]
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Member Listening and Policy Planning Sessions
2020 may seem like a long way off, but we need to pull together our legislative and regulatory policy goals so that we can prepare our clean energy allies in the legislature and build our coalitions for success. On July 17 and August 21, COSSA will host member-only listening and planning sessions on solar and storage policy with the goal of proactively shaping our policy agenda for 2020. We want to build on the fabulous wins from the 2019 session. COSSA represents a wide range of the solar [...]
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Electrician or NABCEP Certified Foreman/woman Position – Rocky Mountain  Solar & Wind, Inc. – Colorado Springs, CO
Experienced in PV: Electrician or NABCEP Certified Foreman/woman Position: This foreman/woman position includes PV system installations, both residential and commercial, including battery backup.    Experience And Training Preferred For This Position:  NABCEP Professional Certification in PV installations.Licensed electrician.Must have most of own tools, and own truck preferred, but not required.  PV installation experience including acting as foreman, sch [...]
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Experienced Solar Electric Installers – Rocky Mountain  Solar & Wind, Inc. – Colorado Springs, CO
Experienced PV Installers: Must have experience installing PV systems, both residential and commercial, including battery backup systems. Experience and Training Preferred for This Position:  PV installation experience.  Training and experience in electricity, solar electric and batteries.Good communication skills.Significant general construction experience.Helpful if have own tools, and own truck preferred, but not required.  Training and experience as an ele [...]
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Project Developer — Oak Leaf Energy Partners — Denver, CO
Responsibilities: Participates as an integral member of the Project Development team;Identifies land parcels meeting the Company’s solar development requirements;Secures land positions for the Company;Supports in-house title in gathering, organizing and analyzing title documents and performing internal title updates;Works with in-house GIS resources to guide land screening activities;Engages landowners in land acquisition discussions about project site opportunities;Supports drafting of LOI [...]
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2019 Legislative Session in Review
The Colorado Legislative session adjourned on Friday evening, but not without passing several bills of great consequence to the state’s electric power sector. For solar and storage companies, the two biggest bills were HB19-1003, the Community Solar Modernization Act, and SB19-236, Sunset Public Utilities Commission. Both are expected to be signed in the near future and become law. There were several others that will indirectly impact the industry too. The Community Solar Modernization Act [...]
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Transaction Coordinator — Amp Energy — Denver, CO
Job Purpose The Transaction Coordinator focuses on (i) coordinating the US transactions where Amp is acquiring projects or assets, (ii) managing Amp’s community solar customers and service providers and (iii) supporting the asset management and legal teams through interaction with Amp’s consultants, brokers, agents and other stakeholders as necessary to meet project requirements.  This role maintains regular interaction with internal and external resources to support Amp’s busines [...]
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Manager, Development — Amp Energy — Denver, CO
Job Purpose The Manager, Development works closely with Amp’s functional groups (e.g. Project Execution, Project Finance, Regulatory, Operations and Technology & Engineering) in overseeing the project development cycle through to each commercial operation.  This is a critical role within Amp whereby the incumbent will partner with internal and external parties and navigate regulatory channels through critical milestones to execute assigned projects. This role reports to the Senior Manage [...]
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Project Accountant — Amp Energy — Denver, CO
Job Purpose Amp is currently looking to add a Project Accountant to its US regional team. The US Project Accountant will play an integral role in financial management and reporting for all of Amp’s operating projects and for those currently under development.  The successful candidate will provide day-to-day project accounting expertise and guidance, including tracking revenue and expenses, coordinating with the broader accounting team for remitting vendor payments, maintaining project a [...]
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Press Release: 2019 COSSA Award Winners
For immediate release: April 9, 2019 COSSA Announces Winners of 2019 Solar Power and Energy Storage Awards DENVER, CO. – The Colorado Solar and Storage Association (COSSA) has announced the winners of its 2019 Solar Power and Energy Storage Awards. Winners in seven categories – five project categories, open to industry nomination, and the final two chosen by the COSSA Board of Directors – will be honored April 14 as part of the Solar Power and Energy Storage Mountain West [...]
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