Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A Community Solar Gold Standard | Grist and CleanTechnica (and solargardens.org outage)

I did this interview with John Farrell from the Institute for Local Self Reliance several months ago ... it has recently been reposted on Grist and CleanTechnica.

The resulting traffic spike may have been responsible for a recent outage of the solargardens.org website...  Apologies to anyone who was inconvenienced.

Let me know if you see this floating around elsewhere on the web...

- Joy


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.

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