Colorado’s largest utility, Xcel Energy Inc., has selected SunShare LLC to develop, subscribe and operate an additional 4.5MW of community solar gardens through three projects in Adams, Denver and Jefferson counties, under the utility’s Solar Rewards Community program.
The selection builds on a continuing partnership between Xcel Energy, Colorado’s largest electric and natural gas utility, and SunShare, a local community solar developer founded by a group of entrepreneurs. SunShare noted that it now has more community solar garden projects in place or awarded than any other company in the nation. In Colorado, SunShare will now serve consumers in Denver, Adams, Arapahoe, Jefferson and El Paso counties.
“We are excited about our partnership with Xcel Energy, and the opportunity to bring solar energy without rooftop panels to thousands of homes, businesses, municipalities and schools in the Denver Metro area,” said SunShare Founder and President David Amster-Olszewski. “By building large central solar projects instead of thousands of small rooftop systems, Community Solar opens the doors to the benefits of solar to any customer, regardless of roof space, shading, or home ownership.”