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Community Solar Industry Attracts Top Talent, Unrivaled Passion

Throughout this year, jobs in the U.S. solar industry are growing about 13 times faster than the overall economy. By the end of 2016, solar energy should employ more than 240,000 Americans. The fastest-growing segment of the solar industry, community solar, is taking the nation by storm and attracting top talent from a variety of backgrounds. From Rooftop to Shared Solar Matthew ... Read More »

Land Needed in Colorado’s High Country and Denver Area

Community solar developer Clean Energy Collective (CEC) is seeking land in Colorado with electrical distribution service provided by Xcel Energy, on which ground-mounted solar arrays can be built. Ideal land parcels are flat or low-sloping sites with a minimum of six buildable acres. Benefits to Landowners Landowners who lease or sell acreage to CEC will generate a steady, predictable stream ... Read More »

Public Utilities See the Light of Community Solar

As the energy landscape shifts, more Americans are seeking renewable energy sources to save money and reduce their carbon impact. Today, the most popular and cost effective option is distributed solar—systems that generate power near the point of consumption, such as rooftop arrays. Homeowners with roofs good condition that are properly angled to absorb maximum sunlight can buy or lease ... Read More »

Solar Specialist: Karen Hartman

A Denver native, Karen Hartman is a solar enthusiast and devoted Denver Broncos fan. Her first job out of college was working for a solar company in the Mile High City, and her passion for harnessing the sun’s energy is still evident today. “I have always been interested in renewable energy, and in doing my part to reduce our carbon ... Read More »

Community Solar: Giving New Yorkers the Power to Thrive

Fifty years ago, in the midst of the energy crisis, Halfmoon converted its town hall to solar energy and generated all the electricity needed to power the building. The nation’s first solar-operated commercial building received national attention, earning Halfmoon the nickname “Solar Town, USA.” Although energy costs dropped in the 1980s and the town hall was reverted to conventional energy—Halfmoon’s ... Read More »