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What are the costs and benefits of developing my land with solar?

Ask an Expert: What are the costs and benefits of developing my land with solar? I have 40 acres of flat land in southern Colorado immediately adjacent to power lines. What would my costs & benefits be if I used all of that acreage for solar electric? Answer I assume you are interested in developing […]

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Use LEDs to Save on Solar

In case you haven’t heard, light emitting diode (LED) bulbs use about 15% of the energy of equivalent incandescent bulbs, 20% of the energy of equivalent halogens and 67% of the energy of equivalent fluorescents. What this means for you is big savings on your energy bills. For example, if a household was to replace […]

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Is Geothermal Really Green?

Is Geothermal Really Green? By: Cary Weiner, 9/17/17 The City of Denver is considering adopting a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% from 2005 levels before 2050. To do so, a task force is recommending that commercial buildings and 200,000 households shift from natural gas to heat sources that do not lead to […]

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Liening Solar?

By guest author Andrew Ehrnstein of Solar City Those considering going solar may wonder, ‘does installing solar on my house create a lien’? The short answer is: almost certainly not. It does depend on the company. However, it would be good to know what a lien is, and how this might or might not come […]

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Energy Savings for Schools

Guest Author: Katie Kershman, Brendle Group The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that K-12 schools waste, on average, 30 percent of their energy through inefficient buildings. This translates to high energy bills for schools with limited resources and concerns about their outdated lighting, heating, and cooling, which often affect student learning. Because K-12 schools are […]

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