Alternative energy

Navajo solar plant breaks new ground

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) – A giant array of solar panels near the famed sandstone buttes of Monument Valley has begun producing electricity for the Navajo Nation at a time when the tribe is bracing...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Albuquerque startup developing material for hydrogen cars

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) – A New Mexico startup is betting on automakers to develop hydrogen cars and wants to provide material for them as nations and companies scramble to bring pollution-free...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

Energy Office funding cut reveals split on state vision

DENVER – Funding for the Colorado Energy Office was cut off recently – but not for budget reasons. Instead, it was about the vision for the office. The Energy Office is an executive office...

DATE: June 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

In cattle country, rare wind gusts upend the Texas energy market

As attractive a renewable-energy concept as wind power is, it’s plagued by a fundamental flaw. It blows the most in the dead of night, precisely when there’s the least demand for electricity....

DATE: June 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Business

4CORE to offer Nissan Leaf rebate, install two charging stations

The Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency recently announced a new electric vehicle group-buy program as well as the installation of two electric car-charging stations around Durango. From...

DATE: March 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Solar home, business tour will showcase options

There’s no one way to put sunlight to use. Depending on the infrastructure and the homeowner’s investment, the sun can produce electricity, maintain a house’s temperature and heat water, usually...

DATE: Oct. 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Business

Volunteers needed for solar barn raising

The Four Corners Office for Resource Efficiency will host a solar-install volunteer work party for its Solar Barn Raising Program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Southwest Horizon Ranch, 44...

DATE: Sept. 16, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Biochar seen as potential market for forest

A type of biomass may be an untapped market for the vast stands of ponderosa pine in the San Juan National Forests that are in dire need of thinning. Ponderosa timber does not have a very lucrative...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango solar company one of country’s fastest growing businesses

For three Durangoans, an interest in teaching others about solar power turned into a multimillion dollar business. Their company, CalCom Solar , designs and installs solar panel arrays for the...

DATE: Sept. 3, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Talk about town: Solar car to be on display

Freshly back from competing in the Solar Car Challenge, recent Animas High School graduates Dominique “Domi” Frideger and Dylan Kroes are going to be at the Powerhouse Science Center on Saturday to...

DATE: July 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Solar car to cruise Durango streets for a couple of weeks

Team Energy Audacity may have come in last in the Solar Car Challenge, but the two teenagers’ grit in the face of obstacles and the lessons they learned make them winners nonetheless. Recent Animas...

DATE: July 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas High students’ sun-powered contraption qualifies for Solar Car Challenge

More than five months of intense efforts paid off as two recent Animas High School graduates’ car qualified for the Solar Car Challenge. During the so-called scrutineering process late last week,...

DATE: July 19, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News