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Boulder: Creating It’s Own Utility?

Boulder: Creating It’s Own Utility?

In an effort to create its own renewably-powered utility, Boulder, Colo., is reaching out to the solar industry to explore how the city will transition from its current electric supply from Xcel Energy to renewables. Boulder’s efforts to create its own utility have drawn national attention from utilities and the renewables industries. At the heart


Why Solar Leasing is the Answer

In this day and age of heightened awareness about global warming and how our past actions have impacted the environment in ways we never imagined, it seems crazy to have tools that will helps us correct ourselves but decline to use them. Of course, fans of solar power need no convincing when it comes to


The Conservative Case For Solar Power

With just a quick look at the state of the national dialogue about renewable energy or climate change, you can’t help but come away with a clear split: Democrats and left-leaning politicians support the transition to a low-carbon economy, while Republicans and those on the right are vigorously supportive of the status quo. You could


Confimed Shrinkage: Solar Venture Capital Funding

The amount of venture capital (VC)—early-stage funding with higher risks, but high potential returns—going to solar companies continues to shrink, according to a new report from Mercom Capital Group. The report found that solar venture capital in the first quarter of 2013 fell to $126 million, almost a third of the $324 million in the


University of Colorado Scores 450K DOE Solar Grant

The University of Colorado is the recipient of a $450,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to establish a research team to investigate solar technological innovations. In total, the Department of Energy has selected five such projects across the country for a total investment of $3.5 million in solar research. For its part, the

Boulder City, NV to Boast 300MW PV Plant

The never-ending race to build the largest solar PV power plant continues. Green sources have announced that POSCO Power and California based renewable energyprojects development company, Sustainable Energy Capital Partners (SECP) are teaming up to build a 300-MW photovoltaic solar power plant in lovely Boulder City, Nevada.  “This project is the world’s largest solar PV


CU Boulder Adds More Solar

The Center for Innovation and Creativity on the campus at theUniversity of Colorado at Boulder is now ten percent solar powered,courtesy of a 370-solar-panel installation that was recently installed atop the center’s roof. The solarinstallation is the most recent addition to CU Boulder under theuniversity’s long-term sustainability commitment initiative and willproduce enough energy to power

First Mexican Restaurant with Solar Power

MiCocina, a Mexican restaurant located for over 10 years at Belleview andWindermere recently installed a solar structure above an existing patioto create an awning that not only shades the diners, but generates theelectricity used to prepare their food.Saul Sierra,owner of the restaurant has dedicated the popular spot to the renewableenergy cause. After ten years at