Solar Energy

NREL (credit: CBS)

Some Say NREL Job Cuts A Bad Sign For Green Energy Industry

The flagship laboratory for alternative energy in Colorado is trimming its workforce. Critics say it’s a sign of things to come for the green energy industry.



Fort Collins Solar Energy Company Moving Jobs To China

A Fort Collins solar energy company is moving some of its workforce to China to improve profits.


Interior Secretary Ken Salazar (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Ken Salazar Says Solar Push To Continue

The Obama administration will continue its push for solar energy despite growing controversy over a $528 million loan to a now-bankrupt California solar panel maker


Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, Fmr. Gov. Ritter and Gov. Hickenlooper cut the ribbon on a new 4.4 megawatt solar energy system at DIA. (credit: CBS)

More Power To DIA From The Sun

More of Denver International Airport will now be powered by the sun.


Solar panels at Solar TAC (credit: CBS)

Feds To Refine Plan On Solar Development Zones

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says federal officials will refine a plan for speeding up solar energy development on public land in six western states, after receiving roughly 80,000 public comments on the plan.


Solar panels (credit: AP)

Xcel Files Plan To Meet Clean Energy Mandate Early

Officials at Colorado’s largest energy provider say they’re continuing a program encouraging home solar sources to help them meet the state’s renewable energy mandate.


SkyFuel will manufacture their solar collectors at the old Rocky Flats plant. (credit: CBS)

Solar Company Goes Green At Rocky Flats

When a solar energy company in Jefferson County needed to expand, it picked a rather unorthodox piece of real estate — the old Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant.


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Town Of Superior Aims To Be Energy Neutral In 10 Years

The town of Superior has big plans to save energy. They plan to be energy neutral in 10 years.


Solar energy supporters gather at the state Capitol on Friday to protest Xcel's cuts to incentive programs. (credit: CBS)

Solar Supporters Protest Xcel’s Cuts To Rewards Program

Hundreds of people gathered on the steps of the state Capitol to protest Xcel Energy’s cuts to the solar rewards program on Friday.



Map Lets Colorado Companies Tally Solar Potential

Plans to develop a free online service to give large businesses the ability to calculate how much solar energy they could harvest from their rooftops has gone better than expected.



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