On Tuesday, May 27th, the Solar Energies Industries Association (SEIA) released a report outlining its reasons for states and municipalities to consider shifting their energy resources from coal or gas to solar. The report from the SEIA was released in anticipation of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) updated air quality standards for gas and coal-fired power plants, an announcement that the organization will make on June 2 as part of the Clean Air Act. The SEIA
Xcel Energy, one of the nation’s leading electric and natural gas companies, is doing its part to make Colorado one of the most eco-friendly states nationwide. Granted 170 megawatts by Colorado Public Utilities Commission in late 2013, Xcel announced earlier this year that it would partner with Community Energy Solar LLC for 120 megawatts of the allotment. According to the Denver Business Journal, that 120-megawatt solar plant is estimated to be established by mid-2016, take up 900 acres, and
With a governmental push from the U.S. Department of Energy via their SunShot Initiative to create cost-competitive solar energy for consumers across the country, the nation as a whole is moving towards innovative forms of sustainable energy. As a result, many cities and towns are taking it upon themselves to push for change at a local level. In Colorado, eco-conscious areas like Denver, Boulder and Jefferson counties have already created their own community-owned solar programs.
Valentin Software, a Berlin, Germany-based company, announced its plans to release a new, updated solar plant simulation software for users at solar power plants. The company’s new program, called PV*SOL premium, provides users with an easy-to-use interface where they can visualize the plan and design for solar power plants in greater detail than before. This innovative, fresh software will replace its predecessors that offer a similar service in less detail. According to a press release from Valentin
We spend a lot of time on this blog talking about the benefits of solar panels in Colorado, whether it’s the energy savings that they provide for homeowners or the independence from fossil fuels that they afford the state’s electricity infrastructure. But one aspect of this issue that doesn’t get enough attention is how solar power can also benefit public health. It’s important to remember that in addition to emitting carbon dioxide, which contributes to climate