Friday, May 18, 2012
XCEL to Open Solar*Rewards Community Program
The solar gardens folks at XCEL are pumped! Here is the approximate sequence of events. The PUC will hold a hearing on XCEL's 2012 Compliance Plan on May 24. From May 23-31st, XCEL will be holding a series of trainings for on the Solar*Rewards Community program. As soon as possible after the PUC rules (perhaps 1-2 weeks) XCEL will open project selection - we at SGI call this G-Day.
All indications are that the 6-Megawatt program will be massively oversubscribed. Because of the nature of the solar finance business, grassroots communities will find themselves competing with syndicates of high-credit, large volume subscribers. Colorado's solar gardens program risks becoming a program for the top 5% and the bottom 5%, with little in between.
This is a call to communities to wake up and gather your subscribers!