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.”
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.
SunShare’s Monthly Solar Production
Colorado Project Portfolio
- 25 Active Community Solar Gardens
- 40 Active Megawatts
- 10 Community Solar Gardens in development
- 21 Megawatts in development
Minnesota Project Portfolio
- 48 Active Community Solar Gardens
- 64 Active Megawatts
- 16 Community Solar Gardens in development
- 18 Megawatts in development
- Active Community Solar Projects
- Future Community Solar Gardens
- Eligible Counties
- Xcel Energy Service Territory