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Weld County commissioners consider limiting solar energy’s access to farmland

President Barack Obama wth Vice President Joe Biden speaks with CEO of Namaste Solar Electric, Inc., Blake Jones, while looking at solar panels at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science in Denver, Colorado. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza via Flickr

In Weld County, not all energy production is created equal. If a proposed ordinance goes through, solar farms won’t enjoy the same access to agriculturally zoned land — which covers about 75 percent of the county — that oil and gas drilling and coal mining enjoy. The potential law requires all solar facilities sit on land zoned industrial, which is ...

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Customers can buy panels and own their own power

Don’t want the chore of putting solar panels on your house? Black Hills Energy is now offering a way to solve that. The Pueblo-area electric utility cut the ribbon Thursday on a new 122-kilowatt “solar garden” east of town — a pilot project of 1,280 panels built by the Clean Energy Collective of Louisville. Those panels are up for sale ...

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Commercial-scale solar doing well in Alamosa, officials say

ALAMOSA, Colo. — Commercial-scale solar farms want to keep growing in Alamosa County, with companies hoping to beat a December 2016 deadline for a federal tax credit that has been driving substantial solar development in recent years. The Alamosa County Land Use Department has held meetings about expansion with Iberdrola Renewables, First Solar and Next Era, said Rachel Baird, the ...

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