Solar Energy

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The Governor signed seven clean energy bills into law last week. One measure could help people who can't install solar panels, either because they rent or can't afford it, by allowing them to invest in community solar gardens. KDNK spoke with David Amster-Olszewski, CEO of Sunshare, about leveling the solar panel playing field.

Daniel Rayzel/KSJD

In sunny southwest Colorado, the potential for solar energy looks inviting to homeowners interested in realizing long-term savings. But that investment comes with a large cost: installation. Hiring a crew can double initial expenses and diminish the overall return for prospective solar energy users. One Durango-based group wants to improve solar accessibility by eliminating that cost. KSJD’s Daniel Rayzel reports from the roof of a Cortez home filled with 21st-century barn raisers. He filed this report at part of the Western Slope Resources Reporting project.

Raleigh Burleigh

The Roaring Fork School District on Tuesday, December 18 celebrated the installation of a new solar array that will power Riverview School. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh has more.

City of Fort Collins, John Robson

A recent report from the International Panel on Climate Change warns that countries must act immediately to mitigate the effects of global warming. As the current administration of the United States pursues policies of energy dominance, states and municipalities are challenged to adopt strategies locally towards a more sustainable future. KDNK's Raleigh Burleigh has more.

Local Nonprofit Solar Rollers Receives Tesla Grant

Aug 13, 2018
Solar Rollers

Local nonprofit Solar Rollers empowers students with STEM education, emphasizing science, technology, engineering, and math, by building and racing solar-powered, remote-controlled cars. The organization is now expanding in Nevada thanks to a grant from Tesla Motors. KDNK’s Raleigh Burleigh spoke with founder and director Noah Davis to learn more.


Despite his efforts to promote domestic energy dominance, President Trump may have shot himself in the foot with tariffs on steel and aluminum. For this week’s News Brief, KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh talks with Grand Junction Daily Sentinel reporter Dennis Webb about how the tariffs could have a negative impact on the oil, gas and solar energy industries. Click here to read the story.

The Trump Administration has placed a 30 percent tariff on all solar cells manufactured outside the US. KDNK’s Amy Hadden Marsh spoke with Katherine Rushton of Carbondale’s Sunsense Solar to find out how this will impact the solar industry nationally and locally.