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First Shared Renewables Solar Project Coming to New York State

John Rhodes, NYSERDA

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), New York State Department of Public Service (DPS), EnterSolar and Clean Energy Collective (CEC) today announced that construction is underway on the first Shared Renewables community solar project in New York State. This project advances the goals of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) strategy to build ... Read More »

Scott Vickers and Mark Waddell

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Living in the heart of Denver, Mark Waddell and Scott Vickers wanted to harness the sun’s energy, but they faced several obstacles to installing panels on-site. “We live in an old home that has a really pitched roof with four dormers and we didn’t have room on our roof to put enough panels to make sense. We’d be paying for a ... Read More »

Solar Jobs Soar in Colorado

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Throughout 2016, jobs in Colorado’s solar industry will grow four times faster than the state’s overall job market. By the end of this year, solar power will employ more than 5,500 residents—greater than the population of Vail. “Solar power not only helps protect our environment and health—it helps accelerate our economic success,” Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper said in a statement. Steadily ... Read More »

Solar Revolution Seizes San Antonio

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Nestled in south central Texas, San Antonio averages 220 sunny days each year. Now the city, which experienced two sieges and battles during the Texas Revolution, is undergoing a new transformation 180 years later—a solar revolution. At the end of 2015, San Antonio had 108 megawatts (MW) of solar electric capacity online, a 23 percent increase from the year prior, ... Read More »

Renewable Energy Stakeholders Defend Community Solar Settlement Agreement

solar in Colorado

As the first state in the nation to introduce community solar, Colorado has been a pioneer in providing broad and equal access to affordable, locally-generated clean power. The industry is now addressing a different sentiment with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) denial of the settlement agreement proposed by Xcel Energy and a group of Colorado’s clean energy providers addressing ... Read More »

New York City: A Model for Sustainability

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Residents of Manhattan are stuck in the mid-1920s. These city dwellers consume gasoline at the same rate the American public did when the Ford Model T dominated the dirt roads. The convenience of proximity and availability of public transit make owning a vehicle unnecessary—enabling residents of the Big Apple to live inherently sustainable lifestyles. “Most Americans, including New Yorkers, think ... Read More »

Uxbridge Community Solar Projects Nearly Sold Out

Massachusetts solar

Clean Energy Collective (CEC), the nation’s leading community solar provider, announced today that its three community solar projects in Uxbridge, Mass. are nearly sold out, representing what could be the last shared solar capacity available to Massachusetts residential and commercial customers in National Grid territory until a resolution is reached on the solar energy bill stalled in the state legislature. ... Read More »

The Sun is Shining on Women in Solar

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There are more than 73 million women working today in the U.S. — 30 million more than in 1984. In fact, women account for a higher percentage of all workers in professional and technical occupations, reports the U.S. Census Bureau. And the solar revolution may be playing an important role. Adding some 35,000 jobs last year alone, the U.S. solar industry ... Read More »

CEC’s Roofless Solar Open to Adjacent Colorado Counties

Jeffco Solar Array

Community solar has been wildly popular in Colorado, despite an initial limitation that required customers of a community solar facility to live in the same county as the facility. The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (PUC) amended that requirement to allow customers in adjacent counties to also participate in shared solar facilities. Louisville, Colo.-based Clean Energy Collective (CEC), the nation’s leading ... Read More »

Solar Specialist: Karen Hartman

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 »