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Businesses Benefitting from RooflessSolar

All businesses are looking for ways to cut costs, and many businesses are looking for ways to cut energy use. But the options available to address both of these at the same time are limited, especially for small or emerging businesses. With the cost of solar energy plummeting, and over one million solar systems installed, solar is proving to be ... Read More »

Pueblo County School District 70

Pueblo County School District 70 (D70), a public school district comprised of 21 schools serving 9,560 students in south central Colorado, recently made the decision to offset 100% of its electricity needs from Black Hills Energy with clean, solar energy. “It’s exciting to be the first school district in the state to employ this strategy, and I’m hopeful we are ... Read More »

Utility Partner: Fort Collins Utilities

Nationally recognized for its sustainability leadership, Fort Collins Utilities serves a city of roughly 158,600 residents with more than 70,000 electric meters. As solar energy gains traction across the nation, more municipal utilities are recognizing the benefits of offering their customers the option to go solar. “We’re now in an era that is more supportive of solar, where marketplace factors are aligning to ... Read More »

Alpine Bank

Founded in 1973 in Carbondale, Colo., Alpine Bank is an employee-owned community bank with 37 locations statewide. After surveying owners and discovering that environmental preservation was an important value, the bank founded a “Green Team” and established sustainability initiatives. In 2008, the locally operated bank committed to purchasing 100% of its electricity from clean energy sources. “If we’re going to ... Read More »

South Suburban Park and Recreation District

Not only do community parks provide green space for recreation and leisure, they also increase property values, attract business, and offer gathering places for all social groups—enhancing the quality of life for local residents. The South Suburban Park and Recreation District is a special district in Colorado that provides recreational facilities and services for nearly 140,000 residents throughout south metro Denver. “We’ve always ... Read More »