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SunShare Community Solar Gardens’ Impact

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Our Communities

  • 25 Active Community Solar Gardens
  • 40 Active Megawatts (MW)
  • 10 Community Solar Gardens in development
  • 21 MW in development
  • 48 Active Community Solar Gardens
  • 64 Active Megawatts (MW)
  • 16 Community Solar Gardens in development
  • 18 MW in development

Our Approach

Leaving the land better than we found it.

Our Pollinator Pledge

When possible, we design our gardens to serve as a habitat for bees and butterflies that pollinate local farms.

Peak-Performance

We design our solar gardens with state of the art technology and technical expertise. Because a well-performing system for the long term means a bigger impact for subscribers and the community alike.

Sustainable Land Use

We try to build on brownfield sites, which include land with limited use such as old landfills or chemical spill sites. ​

Long-Term Ownership

We are the long-term owners of our new solar projects. That means we have a vested interest in ensuring optimal performance of the garden as well as the experience of our subscribers and communities we build in.

GALLERY

Our Community Solar Gardens

SunShare’s Monthly Solar Production

Find Your Garden
Paula Carr Memorial Community Solar Garden

Featured Community Solar Project

Paula Carr Memorial
Community Solar Garden

This solar garden’s story began with a couple’s family farm. Graham Carr spent the last 15 years working to restore his wife’s family farm, located near Platteville, CO, to fulfill her grandfather’s wishes. The property is situated on dry, rocky soil that proved challenging to farm and not all the land was useable for crop growth. Graham had been looking for alternative uses for those specific portions of the land to keep the farm productive and increase long-term, stable income, when SunShare approached him.

Sadly, Graham’s wife, Paula passed away before the solar garden was completed, so The Paula Carr Memorial Community Solar Garden has been lovingly named in her memory.

“My wife’s grandfather always wanted the property to stay productive and always for crops. I thought, ‘This is a chance to grow a different type of crop using the sun to harvest energy rather than plants,’ and the idea that it would be available to the entire community made it even better.”

SunShare Community Solar Gardens FAQ

It takes SunShare about 9 – 12 months to acquire land, obtain zoning approvals, receive utility approvals, construct a solar garden and connect and activate the solar garden.
Yes. By choosing to support a local community solar program you are contributing to reducing the reliance on fossil fuels and creating fewer greenhouse gas emissions.

SunShare will notify you via email when you have been assigned to a solar garden and when your subscription will be active in the garden. You will also be provided with all relevant subscription and billing details, including when you will start seeing credits on your utility bill.

In some service territories, like Minnesota, it is possible for your SunShare subscription to help save you money. In states like Colorado, there are low and no-additional cost options to switching to clean, solar energy through SunShare. In all cases, community solar is an excellent lower-cost alternative to rooftop solar, which can be very expensive.
One of our pledges as a company is to leave the land better than we found it. For example, in Minnesota, we are part of Fresh Energy’s “Pollinator Pledge.” This means, when possible, we design our gardens to serve as a habitat for bees and butterflies that pollinate local farms. We also try to build on brownfield sites, which include land with limited use such as old landfills or chemical spill sites.