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Featured Community Solar Project:

Uncompahgre Community Solar Garden

SunShare’s Uncompahgre Community Solar Garden is the largest community solar garden ever built in Colorado, and it began producing clean, renewable energy in February 2021. Located in Platteville, Colorado, it’s SunShare’s first solar garden that uses bifacial modules, meaning power is produced from both the front and back sides – increasing production output by up to 30%! At an impressive 5 Megawatts, it will produce enough clean, renewable energy to remove over 38,000 cars from the road.

The solar panels are mounted on trackers, which start facing east in the morning for sunrise and follow the sun west until sunset. Overnight, the trackers position themselves to 45 degrees to allow rain and snow to slide right off.

This community solar garden serves homes and communities across Colorado, including Weld, Summit, Denver, Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas, Jefferson, Clear Creek, Boulder, Chaffee, and Mesa counties.

Uncompahgre Community Solar Garden in Platteville, Colorado

SunShare’s Monthly Solar Production

Our Communities

Colorado Project Portfolio

  • 22 Active Community Solar Gardens
  • 32 Active Megawatts
  • 10 Community Solar Gardens in development
  • 20 Megawatts in development

Minnesota Project Portfolio

  • 24 Active Community Solar Gardens
  • 31 Active Megawatts
  • 8 Community Solar Gardens in development
  • 11 Megawatts in development
  • Active Community Solar Projects
  • Future Community Solar Gardens
  • Eligible Counties
  • Xcel Energy Service Territory

FAQ about SunShare Community Solar

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.

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.

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.