"NEDERLAND - Arapaho Ranch may host the first solar garden "plot" in Boulder County."
"The ranch near Nederland High School may host a one-acre "plot" for a large bank of solar panels to generate two megawatts of electricity for a subscriber group of electricity customers, said Greg Ching, a solar garden advocate who lives in Nederland, and the chief sustainability officer of The Solar Gardens Institute advocacy group in Westminster."
"I'm very interested in helping people in my community get access to solar," Ching said. "Solar is not only a privilege for the wealthy."
The Solar Gardens Institute also is waiting impatiently for PUC approval, said Joy Hughes, a representative from the Westminster-based group who is based in the San Luis Valley in the western part of the state.
Hughes and others from the nonprofit group are "actively looking" in Boulder County for solar garden sites, Hughes said. In addition, the group is looking to partner with a utility cooperative to offer solar garden benefits to customers, she said.
Joy Hughes, Founder, Solar Gardens Institute http://www.solargardens.org
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