08 Jun '12, 3pm

Community Solar Gardens, A First for New Mexico

Yesterday we reported on legislation that would promote community renewable energy in California and an energy coop that's forming in San Diego. Today, we learned of a different model for community solar, this time in New Mexico. Kit Carson Electric Cooperative, the city of Taos and the Clean Energy Collective of Carbondale, Colorado have entered into a 1.2 megawatt agreement to launch New Mexico's first community solar gardens. Under this model, members can buy solar panels located in community arrays, on the roofs of schools and parking lots. The Clean Energy Collective builds and maintains the solar gardens, and the local utility agrees to buy electricity from them. Members receive the same tax credits and electricity discounts as they would if the panels were installed on their own roofs. The panels have warrantees for 50 years. This makes it possible for people to use...

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