The $10 million HPC system will reside at the Energy Systems Integration Facility, under construction on the Golden, Colorado, campus. When completed, it will greatly expand NREL’s modeling and simulation capabilities.7Sep2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The Poudre Valley REA Community Solar Farm is the first of its kind in Northern Colorado and encompasses 494 solar panels generating 116,090 watts of electricity. The panels were purchased and are owned by individual consumers
who receive electricity from PVREA.
The DHA intends to add more than 2.5-MW of solar power to 387 affordable single-family residences by next April, a project that brings together local private sector businesses and public sector organizations.10Aug2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Colorado is one of six states that will be home to utility scale solar projects as part of the Solar Energy Zones initiative from the U.S. Department of Interior. The 285,000 acres across 17 sites include more than 16,000 acres in the San Luis Valley on the Western Slope.25Jul2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The system is sited on seven acres in the northeast corner of Paradox Valley along U.S. Highway 90, approximately 15 miles west of Naturita, Colo. When completed, it will provide enough electricity to power roughly 220 homes within SMPA’s service territory.15Jul2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The interest for community solar gardens in towns like Breckenridge is very high, according to Braun. “That’s what we’re finding in these resort-driven towns. There’s plenty of audience to sell out for the second [project] as well,” he said.11Jul2012 | 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 3,000 megawatt Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Farm project in Wyoming would contain as many as 1,000 turbines on public and private land. Salazar told reporters Interior is promoting wider use of renewables on public land to reduce consumption of foreign oil and create more clean energy jobs.3Jul2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
In Colorado, Outland will provide full-time services for the 26.5 MW Ponnequin site in Weld County, which utilizes both Vestas 660 kW and NEG-Micon 750 kW wind turbines. A total of 44 units operate at the location just south of the Wyoming border and east of Interstate 25.12Jun2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The developer stands to pull in $34 million annually in energy sales to local utilities and other customers, but for the deal to go through, the Air Force needs the approval of another federal agency: the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management. That is because BLM owns the land and has final say over its use.10Jun2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Once completed, full output will be delivered under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) to Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, a not-for-profit wholesale power provider to 44 rural electric cooperatives in Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, and Wyoming.21May2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The Alamosa Solar project site consists of more than 500 dual-axis, pedestal mounted tracker assemblies, each capable of producing approximately 60 kW of electricity from the sun.
The facility produces 30 megawatts of PV power for use by customers of Xcel Energy’s subsidiary, Public Service Company of Colorado.
“An analysis of current conditions indicates that a viable commercial market in the United States is still farther out, as much as three or four years away, at the earliest,” the companies said, making further investment impractical.9May2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
- Survey: Global Warming, Clean Energy Should be Priorities
Six in 10 Americans want the U.S. to reduce greenhouse gas emissions regardless of other countries’ emissions efforts, according to the survey. Only 6% say the U.S. should not reduce its greenhouse emissions. The study also shows only half of Americans have heard of the Keystone XL pipeline. Among those who have heard of the pipeline, 63% support the project.READ THE FULL POST »