Solar’s Growing Impact in Colorado

After a break in July, We are back!

Allison Moe is the Workforce and Volunteer Manager for GRID Alternatives, a nonprofit solar installer and job training organization.  Colorado ranks 11th in the nation for amount of solar installed, at almost 1 gigawatt total to date and a third of that installed in 2016 alone.  In state rich in coal, oil and gas resources, more of the states electricity (2%) comes from solar compared to the country as a whole (1.4%). Colorado is also a leader in solar jobs, ranking 10th with just over 6,000 jobs and 433 companies as of the end of 2016.  

Within this booming industry, GRID Alternatives is pushing for a different type of solar growth:  growth in access to the industry for underserved communities.  Although the cost of solar in Colorado has decreased by an astonishing 64% in the last five years, it is still out of reach for many of the people that could most benefit from stable and reduced utility bills.  GRID works to address this disparity through local policy, fundraising, and the help of volunteers. 

Join Allison and CRES on August 8th to learn more about the Colorado solar industry, GRID Alternatives, and how you can get involved and support a successful transition to clean, renewable energy that includes everyone.

This meeting is free for CRES members, $5 suggested donation for non-members.  Learn more about CRES, and the benefits of membership.

Parking is available in Lot 556 
The West Entrance Circle Lot (550) is pay-by-hour at all times

6:45 Arrive, Light refreshments 
7:00 Announcements, followed by the Presentation 
8:15 Questions, Networking, Wrap-up and Clean-up

During the Announcements portion of the evening, we certainly encourage you to share info on upcoming events and/or job openings related to your organization or other organizations. If you have something you want to share with the group, and if you want that info posted on our Announcement slides, just send the info to [masked]. The Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) is dedicated to the advancement of all forms of renewable energy (RE), energy efficiency (EE), and their synergy with sustainability and economic development.