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.
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
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
Excerpt 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.
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.