The 2017 Solar Census highlighted job growth in the Colorado market, which now boasts over 6,000 solar workers. Colorado ranks 9th nationally in solar job numbers. More information on the Colorado market can be found on this fact sheet.
Last year, COSEIA worked hard in the state legislature to get a bill passed to extend and strengthen the Fair Permit Act. This caps solar permit fees at $500 for residential projects and $1,000 for commercial projects. But we have heard many cities are charging more. We have posted a letter for you to use … Continue reading COSEIA Calls on Cities to Follow Fair Permit Act
Black Hills Energy has proposed rates that would increase fixed charges for all residential customers and put net metered solar customers in a separate rate class that would have to pay even more. COSEIA filed testimony opposing the proposed rates, which increase fixed charges by 54 percent for net metered customers, claiming they are discriminatory and … Continue reading COSEIA Fights Special Solar Rates Proposed by Black Hills Energy
Attached is information that Xcel Energy circulated at a recent stakeholder meeting . It shows interesting trends in a number of solar market categories. SHG Meeting - 09.22.2017
Click Here for COSEIA Executive Director Rebecca Cantwell's Op-Ed on the Suniva Case Today's ruling by the International Trade Commission threatens to put the brakes on the vibrant growth of Colorado's solar industry, and to make it harder for Coloradans to go solar. COSEIA will continue to work hard with partners around the nation to … Continue reading COSEIA Speaks Out on Solar Trade Case
A proposal that would lead to the closing of two Pueblo coal plants a decade earlier than planned is before the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, after COSEIA joined with 13 other groups and Xcel Energy asking that the plan be considered. If approved, it could lead to $2.5 billion in clean energy investments in rural Colorado … Continue reading Less Coal and More Solar Proposed in Xcel Agreement
SEPA Report Captures Compelling Voices of 2016 Colorado Energy Settlement Respect, Determination and Turkey Emojis Kept 26 Intervenors Talking Click here for the full report. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) has announced the publication of a new report, Voices From Colorado’s Global Energy Settlement, an oral history of the groundbreaking 2016 … Continue reading SEPA Report Captures Compelling Voices of 2016 Colorado Energy Settlement
On Tuesday June 11 Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an Executive Order committing the state to climate action. The full text is available here. The press relase regarding the Exectuive Order is below: “Coloradans value clean air and clean water. Our strong economy is a reflection of how our exhilarating outdoors attracts young entrepreneurs and the talent … Continue reading Colorado Commits to State Climate Action
This document provides a recap of Xcel's recent solar stakeholder meeting, which included topics on Solar*Rewards, Solar Connect, and other items.
A solar trade case pending before the International Trade Commission poses significant risks to the entire U.S. solar industry, believes the Solar Energy Industries Association. A petition was filed by Suniva, a Chinese-owned solar company that has filed for bankruptcy,and supported by SolarWorld, a German-owned solar company. They are requesting that the federal government impose … Continue reading Trade Case Threatens Thousands of Solar Jobs