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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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Xcel Energy wants size limits on its Minnesota community solar gardens

Xcel Energy Inc., alarmed that its Minnesota community solar program has unleashed large-scale corporate solar development, on Tuesday said it will enforce size limits on projects — a controversial step that would cancel more than 80 percent of those proposed so far. Even with a size limit, Xcel officials said Minnesota will boast one of the largest community solar programs ...

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Partnership enables community solar power development

The onset of a new partnership between two energy companies has secured 10 megawatts worth of solar energy development in Denver and Colorado Springs, according to a Denver Business Journal report. Denver solar power developer SunShare joined with a NRG Renew, subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc. to fund and create community projects capable of powering 1,600 homes for 20 years. ...

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Denver Business Journal hosts Twitter chat on solar power


The Denver Business Journal hosted a one-hour open forum on Twitter today using the hashtag #SolarPowerHour  that included representatives from Xcel Energy, Clean Energy Collective, SunShare, Vote Solar, Solar City and Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association. Industry experts answered questions from both the public and from the Denver Business Journal. According to the Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association, there are currently ...

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