Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Colorado Town Moves Towards Community Solar
A Solar Garden is owned by community members, and can provide power for "subscribers" with shaded property, or who qualify for LEAP. Here in Tree Town USA, with the best sunshine in the state, this would be an attractive option for the Town buildings and for many homes. We would use local contractors and workers whenever possible.
The Saguache Alliance for Green Energy (SAGE), a partnership between the town and ScSEED (Saguache County Sustainable Environment and Economic Development) has been working closely with the Solar Gardens Institute to make this a reality. I founded SGI here in Saguache just last year - now it is becoming a national organization.
This would be a grassroots solar plant that we build and own ourselves, that supplies power and jobs for our own town.