Colorado Governor Jared Polis has signed a HB21-1052, Define Hydroelectricity as Renewable Energy, concerning the inclusion of pumped hydroelectric energy generation in the definition of “eligible energy resources” for purposes of meeting Colorado’s renewable energy standard (RES).
In summary, “The bill removes the existing restriction on pumped hydroelectric facilities as a source of recycled energy, which is included in the definition of an eligible energy resource under the renewab [...]
Today, Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals announced that it supplied its tracker solution for Jack’s Solar Garden, a 1.2-MW community solar farm and the largest agrivoltaic research project in the U.S., located in Boulder County, Colorado. The solar project was designed and built by Namasté Solar.
Jack’s sits on five acres of farmland for the dual use of agriculture and solar energy production. In partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable [...]
Xcel Energy – Colorado today announced details of its upcoming Clean Energy Plan that will result in an estimated 85% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions from 2005 levels by 2030. The plan will double renewable energy and battery storage on the Xcel Energy Colorado system, providing customers with electricity derived from approximately 80% renewable sources while maintaining affordable and reliable energy service, said Xcel in a press release.
In 2018, Xcel Energy announced its vision of [...]
Expanded responsibility is a sign of his success during his tenure with COSSA
Denver, Colorado – July 21, 2020 – The Colorado Solar and Storage Association (COSSA) is excited to announce today that Griffin Crafts has been promoted to Director of Operations and Membership.
This new position better reflects Crafts’ increasing responsibility and success at COSSA.
Crafts started at COSSA, then the Colorado Solar Electric Industries Association (COSEIA), in July of 2018 as [...]
Summary of Expected Duties
The ideal candidate would, firstly, be a good fit with E3’s culture. The primary focus of the position is to conduct technical due diligence and development support related to standalone and/or integrated (solar, wind or thermal) energy storage projects for the purpose of project financing. The candidate would be familiar with other energy storage associated aspects such as SCADA and grid integration as well as interconnection requirements for storage facilities. [...]
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 [...]
This sales position includes designing, estimating, site
visit, and selling of mostly residential PV systems, some with battery backup, and
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 [...]
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 [...]
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,
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 [...]
Expanded mission is a sign that the Colorado energy market is maturing with a focus on a clean energy future
Denver, Colorado – March 12, 2019 – The Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA) is expanding its mission to become the Colorado Solar and Storage Association (COSSA) today.
Customers across the state are demanding more from their solar generation. Large scale installations are installing storage to get more MWhs from their projects. Businesses are deploying batte [...]
Creation of new role is a sign of the maturing solar and energy storage industries in Colorado The Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association (COSEIA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mike Kruger as its new President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO). “I’m overjoyed to join COSEIA and the Colorado solar and energy storage industries. […]
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A plan by Xcel Energy Colorado to boost the share of power it gets from wind and solar and retire a third of its coal generation was green-lighted Monday by state regulators. [...]
The 2017 Solar Census highlighted job growth in the Colorado market, which now boasts over 6,000 solar workers. Colorado ranks 9th nationally in solar job numbers.
More information on the Colorado market can be found on this fact sheet.
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SEPA Report Captures Compelling Voices of 2016 Colorado Energy Settlement
Respect, Determination and Turkey Emojis Kept 26 Intervenors Talking
Click here for the full report.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) has announced the publication of a new report, Voices From Colorado’s Global Energy Settlement, an oral history of the groundbreaking 2016 negotiations involving 26 intervenors and three regulatory dockets.
The resulting agreement between Xcel Energy an [...]
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 [...]
On Tuesday June 11 Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an Executive Order committing the state to climate action. The full text is available here.
The press relase regarding the Exectuive Order is below:
“Coloradans value clean air and clean water. Our strong economy is a reflection of how our exhilarating outdoors attracts young entrepreneurs and the talent they need for their businesses,” said Governor John Hickenlooper. “The vast majority of our residents, and indeed the country, expect us t [...]
Today, members of the solar industry sent a letter sent a letter to Governor Hickenlooper expressing our disappointment that the legislature failed to secure funding for the Colorado Energy Office. The Colorado Energy Office plays and important role in the state’s energy ecosystem. The office is an important convener and serves as a mediator of different view points. Its programs serve as important incubators to encourage nascent technologies and new business models.
It is our hope that [...]
NREL Director Martin Keller kicked off the first full day at Solar Power Colorado in front of a standing room-only audience. In a provocative keynote address he presented the successful history of solar research, which has been accompanied for decades by a dizzying descent in solar costs. Combine that with the way the solar industry improves environmental conditions and creates high-quality jobs – and you have an important good-news story to tell. But, said Keller, the solar industry needs [...]
Denver, CO, January 04, 2017 — Solar Power Colorado 2017 is shaping up as an invaluable exploration of the growing role of solar energy in a changing political landscape. While solar energy continues its record-breaking growth nationally and in Colorado, the sector faces major uncertainties as the new political order takes shape in Washington D.C., and the conference will be one of the first major professional gatherings of the year to examine what lies ahead.
With the theme: Innovation: Maki [...]
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 [...]