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A Community Solar Gold Standard?

A Community Solar Gold Standard?

Joy Hughes was living in the San Luis Valley of Colorado, a place with a “tremendous amount of solar potential,” so good that the valley’s residents were being overwhelmed by proposals for large scale solar power plants. One had a “field of things like radar dishes” and another included a “600 foot tower.” The influx of outside companies seeking solar profit led Joy to ask, “Why not just set up solar arrays that can provide power for people in the local community and offset their electric bills?” The Solar Gardens Institute was born, with a vision of helping community members pool their resources, produce their own energy, and keep their energy dollars local. Listen to the Podcast (Local Energy Rules): Play in new window | Download | Embed A Contest of Who Could Type As Fast As Possible One of the Institute’s first initiatives was Colorado’s nascent solar gardens legislati...

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