In addition to previously announced closures of R&D operations in Houston and Marlborough, Mass., the Louisville, Colo., facility also will close. In the next three to six months, as Vestas closes its R&D offices in Houston, Marlborough and Louisville, there will be a resulting workforce reduction of about 85 people combined at the three locations.12Nov2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The Denmark-based wind turbine manufacturer has confirmed the closing of its research and development facilities in Houston; Louisville, Colo.; and Marlborough, Mass., and transferring those locations’ employees to its Brighton, Colo., location where it manufactures blades.6Oct2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Failed or failing solar companies litter the clean energy landscape to the point where CEOs trying to raise money get told by venture capitalists, “I don’t want to get sunburned.” But there are occasional good signs out there. In fact, technology and financial agility can represent hope of rising out of the clutter.13Sep2012 | admin | 2 comments | Continued
Pueblo Feeling Impact of Political Gridlock as Vestas Cuts Workforce — 30 More Lose Jobs at Brighton Plant
Getting Vestas to build its wind tower plant south of Pueblo required a generous recruitment package of $31.8 million in federal, state and local grants and tax waivers, including $11 million from Pueblo’s half-cent sales tax fund for economic development.20Aug2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
First Solar Inc. (FSLR) Chairman Mike Ahearn has found the best way to make money from photovoltaics is to sell whole power plants to Warren Buffett and NextEra Energy Inc. (NEE) instead of competing with China on panel sales.31Jul2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The GE Primestar plant near Interstate 70 and Tower
Road would have been the largest solar panel factory in the county and employ 335 people. Tom Clark of the
Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation said
the company’s aim is for its next iteration of their panel
to be competitive.
The Loveland-based company is laying off 125 workers and ceasing operations next week. It says “aggressive pricing actions from Chinese solar panel companies have made it very difficult for an early-stage startup company like Abound to scale in current market conditions.”29Jun2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
A 30kW photovoltaic converter was displayed at the DOE’s SunShot Challenge Forum held in Denver last week and it has the potential of being a game changer in the solar industry particularly because it lowers the Balance of
System (BOS) costs of commercial solar systems.
Financial and other pressures have forced Solar Energy International (SEI), an alternative-energy training center based in Carbondale and Paonia, into what it is calling an organizational restructuring.12Jun2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The nation’s largest retailer has announced the installation of six more solar projects in Denver, built in partnership with SolarCity. It brings the total number of PV installations to 100 for Walmart, which says its long term goal is to use clean energy at all of its American stores and distribution centers.13Apr2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
While the majority of announced solar installations at this point will be in California, Kaiser is doing this throughout its territories, which include COLORADO, Washington, D.C., Maryland, and more. It’s goal is to reduce GHG emissions
by 30% within eight years.
The 67-Megawatt Colorado Highlands Wind project will be built on a 5,200-acre site in Logan County, within the service territory of Highline Electric Association, one of Tri-State’s members. Alliance Power Inc. of Littleton and GE Energy Financial Services of Stamford, Conn., jointly own the LLC doing the development.5Mar2012 | admin | 1 comment | Continued
Critics Say Outdated Oil and Gas Royalty Rate Costing Colorado Millions
Every year, the Obama administration pushes to raise the royalty rate on onshore oil-and-gas production, looking to channel more of the profits from extraction on public lands to federal and state coffers. The efforts have been unsuccessful. Today’s 12.5 percent rate hasn’t changed since the 1920s. Analysts say that low rate has cost Colorado taxpayers an estimated $300 million since Obama took office in 2008.READ THE FULL POST »