Yesterday, the Environmental Colorado Research and Policy Center came up with several propositions to develop solar energy in the state. Colorado has a great solar energy potential with overs 300 days of sun per year but only produce 70 megawatts of solar energy per year. In comparison, New Jersey, which enjoys only about 200 sunny days per year generate 415 megawatts of solar energy per year according to the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA).
The Colorado SEIA, COSEIA, launched the “Million Solar Roof” initiative few months ago with the aim to generate 3 gigawatts of solar energy in Colorado by 2030. More project like this one should be launched in the state to promote solar energy. That is why the Environmental Colorado Research and Policy Center proposed, for example,raise standards on renewable energy so utilities should produce about 50% of electricity with solar energy.