Registration under way for free solar energy workshops

Registration is under way for two Western Colorado workshops offering information about controlling electricity costs by installing solar energy systems.

The workshops are set for 10:30 a.m. Sept. 24 in the community room at Alpine Bank, 225 N. Fifth St. in Grand Junction, and Sept. 25 at Colorado Mountain College, 3695 Airport Road in Rifle.

The free workshops are open to representatives from local government entities and special districts, including elected officials and staff.

The workshops will cover the design and installation of solar arrays, various financing mechanisms and tax and utility incentives. The events also will include lunch.

Online reservations are due Sept. 22. For reservations for the Grand Junction workshop, visit the Web site located at reservations for the Rifle workshop, visit

Information also is available from the Web site at