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Colorado Co-op Adds Solar Quickly

By Derrill Holly | ECT Staff Writer Published: January 21st, 2016

Colorado’s Poudre Valley Rural Electric Cooperative is now supplying its members with more solar energy from two large solar fields completed and commissioned in December. The Fort Collins-based co-op has power purchase agreements to purchase the full output from the two projects built by Silicon Ranch Corp. in PVREA’s service territory. Combined, the Skylark and... Read more

Renewable Energy

Colorado Co-op Adds Solar Quickly

Published: January 21st, 2016

Colorado’s Poudre Valley Rural Electric Cooperative is now supplying its members with more solar energy from two large solar fields completed and commissioned in December. The Fort Collins-based co-op has power purchase agreements to purchase the... Read more

Renewable Energy

Illinois Co-ops Heat up Geothermal

Published: January 21st, 2016

Incentives for businesses served by Illinois electric cooperatives to install geothermal energy systems have ended, but savings in energy costs generated by the dozens of projects it helped fund will last for years to come. “The... Read more

Renewable Energy

Big Solar for Georgia Co-ops

Published: December 17th, 2015

In Georgia, sunlight’s good for peaches, peanuts and power. That’s the message electric cooperatives in the state hope to reinforce to members with a new 20-megawatt solar array in Jeff Davis County. Electricity from the 135-acre... Read more

Renewable Energy

How Much Solar Energy is There?

Published: December 7th, 2015

Solar generation is still just a drop in the electricity bucket. But the federal government is starting to measure the bucket more diligently. The Energy Information Administration says it now will calculate small-scale solar photovoltaic generation... Read more

Power Plants

Gas Units Bolster Co-op’s Capacity

Published: December 7th, 2015

As it readies to retire a baseload coal plant, East Kentucky Power Cooperative plans to boost its energy supplies with nearly 600 megawatts of natural gas following state approval of its purchase of the three-unit Bluegrass... Read more