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Upcoming Webinar: “Engaging Women in the Transition to Clean Energy”

Click image to view previous webcasts.

Click image to view previous webcasts.

Research shows that when it comes to putting solar on a family’s home, women are the primary decision makers. Join co-hosts Grid Alternatives and SunEdison on February 10th from 1 to 2 p.m. Central Time for this webinar, the latest in a series from the National Women in Solar Initiative, whose mission is to bring more women into the solar industry and support their professional growth. Participants will learn from industry experts how women’s interests are driving solar marketing and technology, and what that means for the industry’s demographics.

Panelists include:

  • Page Crahan, Co-founder, Clarus Power
  • Deborah Knuckey, Head of Global Marketing, Enphase Energy
  • Kellyann Lamb, Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, Sunrun
  • Simbo Sonjinrin Strata, Nigeria Program Manager, Solar Sister
  • Glenna Wiseman, Principal, Identity 3​

Panel Facilitator: Leida Chambliss., Outreach Manager, GRID Alternatives

Register for the webinar here.

Click here to learn more about Grid Alternatives’ National Women in Solar Initiative.

Grid Alternatives Website: www.gridalternatives.org 

Biggest solar array east of Rockies set for Pueblo

The $200 million, 120 megawatt project will be installed on approximately 900 acres at two sites. Photo by Chris McLean, The Pueblo Chieftain

The $200 million, 120-megawatt project will be installed on approximately 900 acres at two sites. Photo by Chris McLean, The Pueblo Chieftain

By Jeff Tucker, The Pueblo Chieftan & The Greeley Tribune

Joshua Epel, chairman of the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, noted that solar power in Colorado, where there’s an abundance of sunshine, is a safe bet and the project represents a commitment to diversity in Colorado’s sources of power. “It’s a hedge against increases in gas prices and it’s a hedge against the volatility of fossil fuels,” he said . . . The project will employ about 370 construction workers on site and, at the low end, generate $600,000 annually in property tax revenues . . . State Rep. Daneya Esgar, D-Pueblo, also noted that SunEdison and Xcel will partner with Pueblo City Schools (D60) to bolster the STEM curriculum at Central High School by allowing students to examine the technology and exposing them to the fields that are applied there, such as electrical engineering.

Read the whole story here.

Macalester College commits to solar for its electricity

By David Shaffer, Star Tribune

The St. Paul college will join Northfield’s St. Olaf College as a carbon-neutral campus.

Macalester College said Thursday that solar power will offset all of its electricity use in two years, resulting in substantial savings on its utility bills.

The St. Paul liberal arts school is the second college in Minnesota to announce solar deals that will result in carbon-neutral campuses. In February, St. Olaf College in Northfield said it would add more solar to its existing wind energy, offsetting all its electricity with renewable power.

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