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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 […]

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, […]

Can Colorado Achieve One Million Solar Installations by 2030?

Guest post by Ken Myers (bio below) As the popularity for solar panels continues, a coalition of more than 11,000 citizens and 280 businesses throughout the state are dedicating themselves to reach three gigawatts of power by 2030. In order to achieve this goal, it is estimated that roughly one million rooftops need to be […]

Calcon Green Building Tour video posted

30 green enthusiasts took the Wyndham Vacation Rentals shuttle to North Routt’s Community Charter School in Clark on Sunday November 10th to meet up with another 20 from the area to tour three uniquely efficient and inspiring homes as well as the Charter School. If you missed this tour… don’t dismay!  Learn more: You can […]

Get your solar panels while they’re hot!

Living in Steamboat, I wanted to be the first to buy into the community owned solar “garden” being installed near Craig, CO close to the end of the year.  Sadly, I was their second customer, someone (Jeff Troeger) beat me to it!  Kudos to Yampa Valley Electric Association for bringing this opportunity to our community […]

2011 March Talking Green