Colorado’s solar power production could go from good to great, report says 0

Colorado solar
Colorado solar
Josh Ford, lead installer and co-owner of Namaste Solar Electric Inc., with installer Kevin Gillette, placing solar panels on a house in Denver.

About half a million rooftops in Colorado could support solar power panels, according to a new report from Environment Colorado, which relies on information from the federal National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden.

If all those rooftops were fitted with solar power panels, they could generate more than 360 times Colorado’s current power demand, according to the report, “Star Power: The Growing Role of Solar Energy in Colorado.”

But Environment Colorado hopes to achieve a more modest goal: having solar power generate 20 percent of the state’s electricity, said Kim Stevens, Environment Colorado’s campaign director.

 

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