Category Archives: Solar Energy

Utility Collaboration with Regulators: the End of Federal Energy Policy? Not Quite

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On August 29, 2017, the Denver Business Journal reported that Xcel Energy and a coalition of interested parties announced a plan to shut down 660 MW of coal-fired generation 10 years ahead of schedule. It’s not the first time this … Continue reading

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ANTARES Report Published on Colorado Energy Office Website

Earlier in 2016, ANTARES Group published the Colorado Customer-Sited Baseline Study for the Colorado Energy Office. Energy Intersections was honored to be a part of this effort, which established a baseline of distributed energy systems across Colorado and describes important methodologies for gathering, maintaining, describing, and disseminating data about these systems. Continue reading

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Notes from 2016 SPC: We ALL to Stand Together, Because there is No “Side”

If there is anything that I learned from the 2016 Solar Power Colorado’s brilliant speakers, it is that we must learn to stand together as energy professionals. Because, in the end, there are no sides. Continue reading

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Efficiency, Renewables, and Storage: The New Triple Bottom Line

Today, I attended an informative webinar on the combination of solar and storage, hosted by Renewable Energy World and presented by a team from DNV GL. The presentation clearly outlined the broad range of ways in which renewables (in this … Continue reading

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CO Dept of Ag Releases Renewable Heating & Cooling Roadmap

On January 29, 2014, the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) release the Colorado Renewable Heating & Cooling Roadmap. This study, conducted by Energy Intersections, LLC on behalf of CDA, provides a path forward to stimulating the implementation of renewable heating … Continue reading

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Performance-Based Incentives: The New Face of Residential Solar

In March of 2011, the Xcel Energy incentives for residential solar PV buyers, shifting from an up-front incentive (UFI) to a performance-based incentive (PBI) that pays the owner based on how much electricity is actually produced. There are a variety of reasons for that change, not the least of which was cash flow concerns for Xcel. So, what does that mean for the residential PV buyer? The answer depends on when you buy and how much you pay… as well as how much Xcel charges for electricity in the future. Continue reading

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Colorado Solar Thermal Roadmap Launches

The Colorado Solar Thermal Roadmap launched today. With a model for steady and impressive growth in installed capacity, revenues and jobs over the next 40 years, its worth checking out this document. Clearly, solar thermal deserves a place in Colorado’s energy portfolio, with our world class solar thermal performance. Look to see what could be coming our way. Continue reading

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