31 Dec '13, 2pm

Fort Collins aims to grow greener with new solar garden

Fort Collins aims to grow greener with new solar garden

You may have heard of solar farms , solar parks and solar rooftops , but now the Coloradan community of Fort Collins is looking to grow what may be the world's first "solar garden." The cleverly branded initiative is the brainchild of FortZED , the city's program for establishing a zero-energy district that is aiming to cut emissions 20 percent by 2020 against 2005 levels and significantly increase its use of renewable energy. "We've got a goal to generate six percent of our power from renewables by 2015, rising to 10 percent by 2020," explained Steve Catanach, light and power operations manager at the municipally owned Fort Collins Utilities and one of the architects of FortZED. "But we're currently examining that goal and will probably double it." A compelling proposal To that end, the city's authorities are currently talking to prospective commercial partners who could ...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2013/12/31/fort-collins-aims...

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