24 Sep '12, 6pm

Solar for All: Xcel Energy Teams with REC Solar and CEC to Bring Community Solar to Colorado

Solar for All: Xcel Energy Teams with REC Solar and CEC to Bring Community Solar to Colorado

To participate, Colorado customers will subscribe to access by buying or leasing interest in a solar garden located in their community, built by a solar provider, and managed by a separate subscriber organization. REC Solar has been contracted to build four 500kW solar systems and Clean Energy Collective (CEC) will manage subscriptions for the Xcel Energy pilot program. At the end of each monthly billing cycle, customers who subscribe to Solar*Rewards will get a “production credit” on their bill that’s equivalent to their share of the amount of solar energy produced, minus a fee for delivery. Initial response to the community solar program was so overwhelming that in a matter of minutes, all available slots for the pilot project were booked. Within a half hour, Xcel Energy had received applications in excess of three times the number of available slots. This response comes...

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