In Nod to Climate Goals, State Agency Approves New Electricity Rates for Commercial Customers

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) recently adopted new electricity rates for Xcel Energy, modernizing rates for a large swath of Xcel’s commercial customers.  The Colorado Solar and Storage Association (COSSA) and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) successfully argued to revamp rate structures for Xcel’s commercial customers, reversing nearly one hundred years of regulatory tradition. … Continue reading In Nod to Climate Goals, State Agency Approves New Electricity Rates for Commercial Customers

COSSA Thanks Solar and Storage Champions

During the 2021Topgolf Networking Event, COSSA recognized the achievements of several individuals whose work created valuable opportunities for the solar and storage industry in the state. Senators Stephen Fenberg & Kevin Priola passed SB21-261, which expanded net metering, required the PUC to establish incentives for energy storage, and created limited off-site virtual net-metering. Representatives Alex … Continue reading COSSA Thanks Solar and Storage Champions

DOE launches new solar permitting software to accelerate rooftop solar adoption

Today, the U.S. The Department of Energy announced the launch of a new online permitting platform to accelerate the approval of solar projects across the United States. The announcement was made during a roundtable with Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm.  SolarAPP+ was developed and built by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory … Continue reading DOE launches new solar permitting software to accelerate rooftop solar adoption

2020 Regulatory Policy Wins for Solar and Storage in Colorado

COSSA intervened in the proceedings below in 2020 and secured theses wins.  Xcel’s 2020-21 Renewable Energy Standard Compliance Plan  Community Solar Gardens capacity increased from 40 MW to 75 MW annuallyIncreased capacity in the Large program (above 500 kW) by 43% to 20MW annuallyEliminates production meter requirement for all new systems 10kW and smaller Denied PSCo’s … Continue reading 2020 Regulatory Policy Wins for Solar and Storage in Colorado

Colorado Solar and Storage Association Promotes Griffin Crafts to Director of Operations and Membership

Expanded responsibility is a sign of his success during his tenure with COSSA  Denver, Colorado – July 21, 2020 – The Colorado Solar and Storage Association (COSSA) is excited to announce today that Griffin Crafts has been promoted to Director of Operations and Membership. This new position better reflects Crafts’ increasing responsibility and success at … Continue reading Colorado Solar and Storage Association Promotes Griffin Crafts to Director of Operations and Membership

Highlights from Xcel’s Solar*Rewards Installer Update – July 2019

Xcel Energy Colorado has reached 50,000 Customer-Sited Solar Installations!In 2018, the Solar*Rewards team handled more than 8,700 applications which led to over 6,400 on-site solar installations. This number will continue to grow as nearly 20 on-site solar projects are being interconnected, per day. Congratulations! 2020-2021 Renewable Energy (RE) PlanThe proposed plan has been filed and can … Continue reading Highlights from Xcel’s Solar*Rewards Installer Update – July 2019

2019 Legislative Session in Review

The Colorado Legislative session adjourned on Friday evening, but not without passing several bills of great consequence to the state’s electric power sector. For solar and storage companies, the two biggest bills were HB19-1003, the Community Solar Modernization Act, and SB19-236, Sunset Public Utilities Commission. Both are expected to be signed in the near future … Continue reading 2019 Legislative Session in Review