Colorado has Nation’s First County Powered by Community Solar

Adams County, CO will power its buildings with privately developed local solar from SunShare Community Solar Gardens of Denver. Community Solar Gardens allow customers either who cannot or do not want to install solar panels on their property to purchase solar energy from a solar system in their community. Adams County will purchase 189 kW of energy for seven county facilities, which is enough to power 45 homes. The energy from the solar garden goes into the grid and the county purchases it from SunShare and receives a credit on their bill from Xcel. Colorado passed the country’s first Community Solar Gardens Act in 2010, now replicated in 16 states. For more information