Wednesday, November 27, 2013

City of Aurora, Xcel Energy, EPA Celebrate New Community Solar Site

On a fittingly sun-filled day, the City of Aurora Mayor Pro Tem Marsha Berzins acknowledged the grand opening of the Aurora/Arapahoe Community Solar Array, the first community solar facility to serve ratepayers in the City Aurora and Arapahoe County, Colorado.

Praising community-based renewable energy solutions as a key component of our renewable energy future, the mayor, along with representatives from the EPA, Xcel Energy and event host Clean Energy Collective, cut the ribbon on the 498 kW, 1,684-panel array.

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 I'm really happy to see Aurora gain a solar garden, and proud of the work EPA is doing to put solar on brownfields. 

There were a lot of people (including me) involved in the process of bringing a solar garden to Aurora, and many twists and turns to the story!

 - Joy


Solar Panel Hosting, Namaste and Solar Power Financial teamed-up to win 497-kilowatt projects in Aurora and Saguache County.


The site was moved from its original location in part of Aurora located in Adams County:

Aurora Sustainability Coordinator 
Karen Hancock, Solar Panel Hosting Company 
CEO Joy Hughes, and Solar Host Marc Collins 
sign Memorandum of Understanding 
at Aurora City Hall

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