Colorado Springs-based SunShare LLC has signed a contract with Minneapolis-based utility giant Xcel Energy Inc. to build five solar gardens in the Denver area later this year, marking the company's first expansion outside of El Paso County.
The company also was named a finalist Monday to build five solar
gardens in Sacramento, Calif., pending completion of a "due diligence"
and negotiation process with the city's Municipal Utility District by
late next month, said David Amster-Olszewski, SunShare's founder and
SunShare also plans to bid on a series of solar garden projects
during the next three months in Colorado Springs, elsewhere in Colorado
and in California that would produce 20 megawatts of power, or enough to
serve about 4,000 homes.