13 Sep '13, 10pm

Colorado utility expands solar allocation amid public demand: "Xcel has significantly undervalued solar power

Colorado utility expands solar allocation amid public demand: "Xcel has significantly undervalued solar power

Colorado utility expands solar allocation amid public demand Friday, September 13th 2013 5:27 PM By GetSolar Staff. After a winded public debate surrounding Xcel Energy, a utility in Colorado, net metering and the amount and value of solar energy in the state, the utility has significantly expanded its renewables portfolio. The Vote Solar Initiative recently released a study revealing that distributed solar systems in Colorado, such as rooftop solar and other residential installations, would deliver an estimated $11 million in benefits to ratepayers within the state annually, economic benefits that Xcel has not incorporated into its net metering proposal. "Solar has become an affordable option for Colorado families, schools and businesses who want more control over their electricity supply and power bills," said Nellis Kennedy-Howard, senior campaign representative, Sierra...

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