community solar gardens

Solar Gardens Grow In Colorado

About 22 solar gardens are being built in Colorado, and more will probably be added. The city of Breckenridge is buying 40% of two of them for one simple reason — because it makes economic sense. If they generate a portion of their own power, over the long-term they can … [continued]

A Community Solar Gold Standard?

Joy Hughes was living in the San Luis Valley of Colorado, a place with a “tremendous amount of solar potential,” so good that the valley’s residents were being overwhelmed by proposals for large-scale solar power plants. One had a “field of things like radar dishes” and another included a “600 … [continued]

‘Solar Gardens’ Put Clean Energy Within Reach Of Low-Income Families

Originally published on Climate Progress. by Bryan Lewis Everyone deserves access to clean energy — especially those living in disadvantaged communities. Lower-income Americans are more susceptible to the negative impacts of climate change. Many are already affected by urban pollution, extended power outages due to extreme weather events, and health hazards from living disproportionately … [continued]

Community Solar Garden #SolarChat Summary

This article was originally published on Solar Love. I recently participated in one of the Twitter #SolarChat events that @EcoOutfitters organizes. It was a real blast — fun and informative. The general focus was community solar gardens, but that was of course linked to many other solar issues. Numerous useful … [continued]