Emily Hois's Blog Posts

- August 22, 2014

Solar Energy Won't Kill Off U.S. Bird Populations

The windows of single-family homes and low-rise buildings are to blame for the deaths of some 365 million to 988 million birds each year in the US. It’s an unfortunate issue, but one...

- July 23, 2014

Community Solar Gardens Sprout from Contaminated Sites

Shiny solar electric panels will soon be constructed where redwood barrels once cured 5,000 tons of pickles. The former Dreher Pickle plant, which operated from 1921 to 1988 in Fort...

- June 12, 2014

Community Solar Complements Rooftop as Residential Market Booms

The first three months of 2014 marked the first quarter in recent U.S. history that more residential solar electric systems were installed than commercial solar arrays. GTM researchers,...

Clean Energy Collective - May 30, 2014

Four Community Solar Arrays Under Construction on Colorado's Front Range

Four new community solar facilities are under construction on Colorado’s Front Range. Once completed, the community solar gardens will make an additional 1.7 MWof local renewable energy...

Clean Energy Collective - May 20, 2014

Fort Collins, Colorado Utilities Tap Community-owned Solar

As the city of Fort Collins grows, the utilities department continues to plan and adapt for the future and announced its commitment to sustainability by partnering with Colorado-based...

Clean Energy Collective - May 06, 2014

Alpine Bank Powers 21 Offices with Community-Owned Solar

Alpine Bank, a locally-owned and operated community bank with 37 offices across Colorado, has made a significant commitment to solar energy to power its banking operations throughout...

- April 25, 2014

US DOE's $15 Million Push to Expand Affordable, Community Solar

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) wants to increase access to affordable solar energy for communities across the nation — and it’s using $15 million to do so. The Obama administration...

Clean Energy Collective - April 16, 2014

New Community-Owned Solar Array to Serve Southwestern Colorado

Clean Energy Collective was selected by La Plata Electric Association (LPEA), a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, to develop a 500 kW community-owned solar garden. The agreement brings...

- April 16, 2014

More Solar Installed in 18 Months Than Past 30 Years

Creative financing options, declining solar system costs, and evolving industry partnerships have contributed to solar energy’s most successful year in 2013. With a cumulative 440,000...

Clean Energy Collective - April 14, 2014

Wisconsin Snaps Up Community Solar in Record Time

Clean Energy Collective (CEC), the nation’s leading community-owned solar developer, revealed today that two weeks after announcing the development of the Vernon Electric Community...

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