SunShare, NRG Join Forces to Develop Community Solar Projects in Colorado

Promoting a clean energy future, two companies partner to deliver community solar projects in Denver.

By Ioana Neamt, Associate Editor

NRG Renew has entered a partnership with Denver-based community solar company SunShare to develop and build 8.2 megawatts (MWac) of community solar projects along the Colorado Front Range.

Scheduled for completion in mid-2015, the new community solar projects will produce enough renewable energy to power more than 1,600 homes for 20 years, and will be available to residential, municipal and commercial subscribers across five counties.

“Community solar projects broaden access to locally generated solar energy and allow businesses and family residences with financial or space restrictions to choose renewable energy,” stated Craig Cornelius, senior vice president of Business Development at the Scottsdale, Ariz.-based NRG Renew, a subsidiary of NRG Energy Inc. “Community solar is a key part of the distributed, clean energy future NRG is committed to fostering.”

SunShare currently has more than 100 MWac of solar gardens in their portfolio, including two 0.5 MWac community solar gardens in Colorado Springs which are the first fully subscribed projects of their kind in the U.S. The company recently entered a partnership with Mortenson to develop and build community solar gardens across the state of Minnesota.

Image courtesy of SunShare’s official Facebook Page

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