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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.

Paula Carr Memorial Community Solar Garden in Platteville, Colorado

SunShare’s Monthly Solar Production

Our Communities

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

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.