Solar Gardens Taking Hold

Posted September 9, 2014 at 5:15am

The Denver Post reports that “the day of the solar garden — first planted in Colorado — has dawned as the number of projects and investment dollars have piled up across the nation. About 30 community-based solar arrays, or gardens, have been built or are planned in Colorado, while at least 37 are slated in 17 other states, according to industry data.”  

“The gardens, in which area residents can buy a fractional ownership, are aimed at people who can’t put solar panels on their roofs.”  

“‘Rooftop solar doesn’t work for 75 percent to 90 percent of the market,’ said Hannah Masterjohn, new markets director for the solar advocacy group VoteSolar. ‘They may be renters, living in condos, have shady roofs or not qualify for financing, but they still want solar.'”