Solar Power

Solar panels at Solar TAC (credit: CBS)

Government Pushes Solar Energy In West

The Obama administration has identified 17 areas in six western states as prime candidates for solar energy projects on public lands.


Solar panels (credit: AP)

Report: Colorado Lands GE Solar Plant

Gov. John Hickenlooper is expected to announce — possibly as soon as Friday — that Colorado has landed General Electric’s manufacturing plant for thin-film solar panels, sources tell CBS4 partner the Denver Business Journal.


Solar panels at Solar TAC (credit: CBS)

Solar Project Near Alamosa Will Produce Energy To Power Thousands Of Homes

The largest of its kind solar energy facility is being built in Colorado. The Department of Energy is guaranteeing a $90 million loan for a utility scale solar project in the San Luis Valley.


(credit: University of Colorado)

Carport Will Also Generate Power For CU

A new carport at the University of Colorado will generate solar power for the Boulder campus while also shading cars from the sun.


Rep. Gardner Tours Wind Farm

Republican Rep. Cory Gardner is headed to an eastern Colorado wind farm to promote his efforts to increase domestic energy.


Solar panels (credit: AP)

Colorado Leaders Unite On Solar Research Facility

Colorado’s congressional delegation has united in an effort to convince the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy to locate their solar headquarters in Boulder.


Solar panels (credit: AP)

Colorado Leaders Unite On Potential Solar Panel Plant

Colorado lawmakers are trying to convince General Electric to bring the nation’s largest solar panel manufacturing plant to the state.


(credit: CBS)

Xcel Reaches Deal To Resume Solar-Power Rebates

Xcel Energy Inc. and representatives of solar power companies have filed a settlement plan designed to restart the utility’s rebate program that helps pay for solar power systems at homes and businesses.


(credit: CBS)

Xcel Stops Taking Solar-Rebate Applications

Xcel Energy Inc. on Thursday said it has temporarily stopped taking applications for its Solar*Rewards rebate program for solar power systems at homes and businesses in Colorado, dealing a potentially devastating blow to the metro area’s solar installation industry.



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