Colorado’s community solar program allots 9 MW in 30 minutes

By John Farrell

Energy News

When you subtract out shady roofs, renters, and other factors, only about 25% of Americans have a place to install solar power.  With the high upfront cost of a complete system, the potential solar universe shrinks further.

That changes with “community solar.”

After a long wait on the state’s Public Utilities Commission to finalize the rules, Colorado’s “community solar gardens” program (my summary here) sold out in 30 minutes when it opened yesterday, testament to the pent-up demand for solar among who don’t own a sunny roof.  The program allows individuals to subscribe or buy shares in a local solar project, and in return receive a share of the electricity output.

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Also:

Year-End Solar Forecast Shows A Global Demand Surge For PV Installations/Solar Industry

Israel’s solar power struggles against government/The Arizona Republic

Tucson among top 10 E-V ready cities/greentechmedia

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