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Earth Hour 2017, Let’s Celebrate

Every year since 2007, around the globe millions of people, businesses and landmarks set aside one hour to host events, switch off lights, unplug electronics and make noise for climate change action. This year Earth Hour is at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. Earth Hour is more than just an hour. YVSC is encouraging […]

Spiffy online solar calculator released

Adapted from Colorado State Extension’s Energy Newsletter With solar installations and solar financing options continuing to grow in the state, CSU Extension has developed an online calculator that provides costs and benefits for those considering taking the leap. The calculator goes beyond existing estimators by allowing for rooftop or ground mount arrays, loan interest rates, monthly […]

Sustainability awards honor volunteers who elevate Yampa Valley community

Article adapted from Steamboat Today, written by Tom Ross Steamboat Springs — The Yampa Valley Sustainability Council reserves its first monthly meeting of the New Year for the purpose of recognizing community partners who have given of themselves to help the residents of the region to enjoy a more energy-efficient, less-wasteful lifestyle. On Wednesday, YVSC […]

Yampa Valley Electric Association offers Cen$ible Energy rebates for a third year

Article adapted from Steamboat Today, written by Sasha Nelson Craig — Yampa Valley Electric Association is offering residential and small business members Cen$ible energy rebates for a third consecutive year. “In addition to reducing energy use and utility bills across the YVEA territory, the first two years of the program supported local businesses and vendors with […]

Nonprofit GRID plans local low-income solar project

Yampa Valley Electric Association, GRID Alternatives Colorado  and the Colorado Energy Office are partnering to develop a community solar array that will be 100 percent dedicated to income-qualified YVEA members. Members participating in this program will receive a bill off set from the energy produced by their portion of a community solar array. Find more […]

Panels at Community Solar Array in Craig Start at $601

Did you know that the entry price for solar power in the Yampa Valley Electric Association territory starts at $601? Nearly 80 percent of the capacity of the community solar garden in Craig has been reserved, so a limited number of YVEA members can still purchase panels. Members of YVEA who want access to clean […]

What’s new with Solar – Talking Green November 2015

Last night’s “What’s new with Solar” Talking Green was our last TG event of 2015 and we had a full house – a packed Moots Factory welcome room, with 62 participants who heard from 5 speakers including solar installers Brightside Solar and Emerald Mountain Energy, community solar providers Clean Energy Collective, local electricity provider Yampa Valley Electric, […]

YVEA Solar Garden Grand Opening!

At long last, the Yampa Valley Electric Association and Clean Energy Collective Community Solar Array is officially interconnected and feeding the grid!! The array is 68% sold and YVEA and CEC will hosting two Grand Opening celebrations happening at the end of this month. Mark your calendar! Grand Opening event details: Craig, CO – Wednesday, January 28, 2015 –  5:30 […]

Buying Into Solar Power, No Roof Access Needed

Reprinted from the New York Times By DIANE CARDWELL JUNE 19, 2014 Like many consumers, David Polstein had already done much to reduce energy use in his large Victorian home in Newton, Mass. He replaced his appliances with energy-efficient models, installed better heating and put in new insulation. But he was unable to get a solar system […]

Last night’s Energy Workshop with Cary Weiner

Miss last night’s talk? Watch it now! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pa7yb7KV1Fw Build upon this short workshop with the full Energy Masters Program with CSU – learn more here     Our Speaker: Cary Weiner is Energy Specialist for Colorado State University Extension where he oversees statewide clean energy programming efforts including the development of the Colorado Energy Master […]