Colorado Modernizes its Community Solar Program

In a beautiful field of solar panels just outside of Denver, I watched today as Governor Jared Polis signed Colorado’s new Community Solar Modernization Act (HB19-1003) into law along with a suite of transformative clean energy and climate policies. Colorado established itself as a national leader in the charge to expand participation in the clean ...

xcel coal plant

Cheap Solar Means Less Coal

Just over a year ago, Xcel Energy’s Colorado operating company began a discrete resource acquisition process with a stipulation among 15 parties (including Vote Solar) to retire two units at the Comanche Station near Pueblo, i.e. 660 MW of coal generation, about 10 years early and to replace the capacity with a combination of solar ...

Net Metering

A solar spill is called a nice day

Solar Net Metering Wins in Colorado!

This week, Colorado regulators decided to preserve the state's successful net metering program, one of the most important policies for empowering families, schools and businesses to go solar. Commissioners saw through the barrage of misinformation and rhetoric from solar's opponents, calling the solar crediting program "satisfactory and balanced as is." We'll say. Net metering gives ...