The Center for Innovation and Creativity on the campus at the University of Colorado at Boulder is now ten percent solar powered, courtesy of a 370-solar-panel installation that was recently installed atop the center's roof. The solar installation is the most recent addition to CU Boulder under the university's long-term sustainability commitment initiative and will produce enough energy to power 20 medium-sized American homes for a full year.
Residents and businesses in Boulder, Colorado can now receive a cash rebate for installing a solar hot water (SHW) system after February 2, 2009. Matching a $40,000 grant from the Governor's Energy Office, Boulder County and the City of Boulder will provide up to $1,500 for large systems and $750 for small systems. The Center for Resource Conservation is helping administer the rebate program. As reported by the Daily Camera,