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via National Renewable Energy Laboratory

The news website Vox recently published an article titled “Colorado’s cleanest energy options are also its cheapest.” The author, David Roberts, spoke with Aspen Public Radio about his findings. Roberts’ full article can be read here.

via Pitkin County Board of Commissioners

 

The Pitkin County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the development of a new solar farm near Woody Creek on Wednesday evening. The decision came after an extensive special meeting that featured the presentation of studies of the project’s potential impacts to the area and a lengthy public comment period.

Holy Cross Energy courtesy photo

Holy Cross Energy announced Wednesday it will nearly double its renewable energy resources and cut greenhouse gas emissions in the next decade.

Courtesy of www.solarpacificfiji.com

Local skiers will be carrying solar-powered torches down Little Nell before Aspen’s annual Winterskol fireworks display. Those lights will go on to power a community in Fiji.

Courtesy of Western Resource Advocates

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission approved policies this week that supporters say advance clean energy for Xcel customers.

Courtesy of RFTA.com

The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority bought into a solar array last year, but the forecast doesn’t look so bright.

New solar array for Roaring Fork High School

Jan 14, 2016
Elise Thatcher

  There’s a ribbon cutting this month in Carbondale for the largest new solar power array on a school with Roaring Fork School District.

AREDay: Solutions from China: B to B

Aug 11, 2015

Aspen Public Radio's coverage of AREDay 2015 begins with a presentation by Huang Ming of Himin Solar. 

  Ming has been a major player in the solar energy industry in China for years. He explains his goals and methods.

After, he is joined by Chip Comins, the founder of AREDay and Daniel Fung of the USDP Peace and Development Foundation to discuss how to involve China in the changing world of environmental isses.

Renee Solari is the Program Manager for Education Services at SunPower, a solar company that designs and manufactures high-efficiency photovoltaic cells and solar panels out of California. The company has a mission to provide tools and promote education to students around the country. Energetics Education, based in Carbondale, is a recipient of donated solar panels from SunPower. These panels are used by high school students in the Roaring Fork Valley to design and build solar-powered cars, or Solar Rollers. 

Noah Davis is the Executive Director of Energetics Education, a non-profit organization that brings energy education to high school students through the Solar Rollers program. High school teams comprising of six students sign up to participate in Solar Rollers. The teams are given a solar-powered car kit which they must design and build, and eventually race against other teams. The third annual race was held in the Big Horn Toyota parking lot in Glenwood Springs in May 2015.