GRID in the News

PETALUMA, CA, NOV 8, 2018 -- Ciel & Terre USA (www.ciel-et-terre.net), innovators in floating solar power systems, have announced the completion of two new floating solar projects. A municipal floating solar project in Walden, Colorado, and a private floating solar project for Salad Cosmo in Dixon, California, are producing cost-effective solar power to offset greenhouse gas emissions. Other larger projects are under construction and planned in the U.S.

Black Hills Energy recently announced the selection of GRID Alternatives Colorado to build two 2.5-megawatt community solar projects in the City of Pueblo, Colorado.

More than 60 percent of the capacity from the projects will provide cost savings to low-income and affordable housing customers.

Ciel & Terre USA, innovators in floating solar power systems, today announced the completion of two new floating solar projects. A municipal floating solar project in Walden, Colorado, and a private floating solar project for Salad Cosmo in Dixon, California, are producing cost-effective solar power to offset greenhouse gas emissions. Other larger projects are under construction and planned in the U.S.



Black Hills Energy announced the selection of GRID Alternatives Colorado to construct two community solar projects in the City of Pueblo as a means of expanding the economic and environmental benefits of renewable energy to families that wouldn’t otherwise be able to install their own rooftop solar.

Walden in Jackson County unveiled their new floating solar photovoltaic (PV) array at the Town Water Treatment Facility on Friday morning. The floating 

The array will help conserve water by limiting pond evaporation and can potentially minimize algae growth in the pond. Additionally, its capacity is approximately 75 kW, which will offset a good portion of the power purchased used to treat drinking water for the town and in some months, could completely power the town’s drinking water facility.

Native American tribes have been installing solar at least since 1987.  To advance this work, GRID Alternatives has launched a Tribal Solar Accelerator Fund with a $5 million commitment from Wells Fargo. 

As the US works toward producing more renewable energy, recent solar industry data points to the impacts when women and other underrepresented groups are offered a “classroom in the field,” or hands-on solar career experiences. 

WELD COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – As Colorado works toward producing more renewable energy, one Colorado nonprofit is working to make the industry more diverse.

GRID Alternatives and the Denver Housing Authority, along with local energy businesses such as Namaste, have partnered to establish a Solar Training Academy to help meet the skilled employment demands of Colorado’s growing solar energy sector. Perhaps more importantly, they are recruiting talent from Denver’s underprivileged communities.

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