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Black Hills wants to cut solar-panel program

Black Hills Energy is asking the Colorado Public Utilities Commission for permission to cut its solar-panel incentive program by about 75 percent. The utility serves Pueblo and 52 towns and cities in southern Colorado. The Rapid City, S.D.-based utility made the request in a renewable-energy plan filed with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission Black Hills… Continue Reading Black Hills wants to cut solar-panel program

Solar-powered road signs saving Springs money

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Solar powered speed zone signs in school zones have saved Colorado Springs $1 million, city traffic engineers say. The signs require less maintenance and are cheaper and quicker to install than traditional systems. The Colorado Department of Transportation also uses the solar powered signs in construction zones on major roadways. Read more here.

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The greatest job growth in alternative energy is in the manufacturing side of the industry. That’s the word from a comprehensive report from a group of MBA students at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, who conducted a study of regional alternative energy issues. The results show that renewable energy jobs pay well –… Continue Reading Green energy is good investment, UCCS students say

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Kohl’s will convert nearly half of its stores in Colorado to solar power by the end of the year.

The Menonomee Falls-based retailer says solar installations are under way or complete at four stores in Colorado. Continue Reading Kohl’s to use solar power in 10 Colorado stores

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CSU, UCCS leading universities’ solar trend

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Colorado State University is planning to build the largest solar arrays at a U.S. university, and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is the first school in the state to use thin-film solar panels. CSU’s 15-acre array will be enough to power more than 10 percent of the university’s electric energy needs on the… Continue Reading CSU, UCCS leading universities’ solar trend

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Secretary of the U.S. Department of Interior Ken Salazar announced today that 24 tracts of federally owned land, including nearly 21,000 acres in Colorado’s San Luis Valley, will be studied as possible solar power providers. Known as Solar Energy Study Areas, the lands will be evaluated for their environmental and resource suitability for large-scale solar… Continue Reading 24 tracts of federal land to be studied for solar power

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