COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. — More solar power is coming to Southern Colorado. SunShare is just weeks away from turning on the power to its second community solar garden location.
By Abbie Burke
Colorado Springs Utilities was the first municipal utility in the country to create a community solar garden program with the Venetucci Solar Garden being the first,” David Amster-Olszewski, President of SunShare, said.
Amster-Olszewski said there are now 14 states with community solar gardens.
“So what started here in Colorado Springs is starting to open up to different communities around the country and it’s really turning into a popular way for people to go solar, without the panels on their roof and without the long term maintenance of taking care of those panels,” he said.
Customers of CSU can lease the panels and receive energy credits on their utility bill. MORE …