11 Apr '11, 6pm

Solar Gardens to Bring (d)emocratic Solar Power to Colorado via @reworld

It’s clear that the policy will help overcome barriers to community solar , in particular by providing a legal structure for community solar projects and defining the type of generation they qualify as. Community solar gardens should expand participation in distributed solar generation and perhaps expand ownership as well. Solar gardens should help make solar more affordable by allowing for economies of scale in construction and installation, by enabling access to federal tax incentives, and by (unfortunately) using open fields instead of existing structures. Hopefully the distributed nature of solar gardens will encourage projects to connect to existing grid infrastructure. Perhaps the greatest strength in the bill is creating an easily replicable model for community solar. While there will be variations as allowed by law, the creation of a defined “solar garden” in state...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/blog/post/2011/04...

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