Solar Energy http://kunc.org en Solar Power Without Rooftop Panels May Be Coming Soon http://kunc.org/post/solar-power-without-rooftop-panels-may-be-coming-soon <p><a href="https://www.xcelenergy.com/" target="_blank">Xcel Energy</a> is asking state regulators to create a new option for Coloradans who want at least some of their electricity to come from solar power – but who can’t or don’t wish to put solar panels on their rooftops. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 18:22:59 +0000 Erin OToole 55196 at http://kunc.org Solar Power Without Rooftop Panels May Be Coming Soon No Water, No Problem For CU-Boulder's New Solar Toilet http://kunc.org/post/no-water-no-problem-cu-boulders-new-solar-toilet <p>The University of Colorado Boulder has created a solar-powered toilet that will soon be unveiled in India. Yes, a solar-powered toilet. While a toilet powered by the sun sounds pretty humorous, there’s a real need for such a thing around the world.</p><p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 20:55:36 +0000 Nathan Heffel 54653 at http://kunc.org No Water, No Problem For CU-Boulder's New Solar Toilet Xcel, Rooftop Solar Advocates Continue To Spar Over 'Net Metering' http://kunc.org/post/xcel-rooftop-solar-advocates-continue-spar-over-net-metering <p>A dispute between rooftop solar advocacy groups and Xcel energy over net metering continues to heat up. Nearly 30,000 signatures were delivered to Xcel ’s downtown Denver headquarters &nbsp;Wednesday asking the utility to withdraw a proposal seeking to change the net metering process.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 15:36:34 +0000 Nathan Heffel 52752 at http://kunc.org Xcel, Rooftop Solar Advocates Continue To Spar Over 'Net Metering' Unique Bike Treks Up East Coast, Powered By Solar And Pedals http://kunc.org/post/unique-bike-treks-east-coast-powered-solar-and-pedals <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhey6x8CRe8</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 18:17:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 47806 at http://kunc.org Unique Bike Treks Up East Coast, Powered By Solar And Pedals Massive Solar Plant A Stepping Stone For Future Projects http://kunc.org/post/massive-solar-plant-stepping-stone-future-projects The largest solar power plant of its kind is about to turn on in California's Mojave Desert.<p>The <a href="http://ivanpahsolar.com/">Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System</a> will power about 140,000 homes and will be a boon to the state's renewable energy goals, but it was no slam dunk. Now, California is trying to bring conservationists and energy companies together to create a smoother path for future projects.<p>To get the best view of the Ivanpah solar project, you have to go up to the top of a 400-foot concrete tower. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 07:00:00 +0000 47652 at http://kunc.org Massive Solar Plant A Stepping Stone For Future Projects