Clean Focus Completes Six Community Solar Projects In Colorado
Solar Industry | Betsy Lillian
February 8, 2018
Clean Focus Renewables Inc. has completed six Colorado community solar gardens that are expected to produce 23,829 MWh of clean energy annually, which could power 2,213 homes.
The ground-mount projects, totaling 11.92 MW, are located on open land in Watkins, Aurora, Platteville, Sterling and La Jara. The projects will provide renewable energy to homes and businesses unsuitable for installing their own solar systems; instead, subscribers can purchase a portion of the power produced from the community solar gardens.
Greenskies Renewable Energy LLC, a Clean Focus company, will maintain the projects, and Clean Focus Yield Ltd. will operate the systems as part of its portfolio of commercial, industrial, small utility and community solar projects.
“We are excited to energize one of the largest solar gardens in Colorado. They democratize solar by allowing customers who might not have been candidates for solar to adopt renewable energy and save money,” says Stanley Chin, president and CEO of Greenskies and Clean Focus Group.
“South Suburban Parks and Recreation is proud to be part of the new solar community garden,” states Brett Collins, director of planning and development for South Suburban Parks and Recreation. “By being a subscriber to the community garden, we are able to know what our energy costs will be, anticipate saving on energy costs, are using renewable energy, and are doing our part to be a more sustainable organization per our Strategic and Master Plans.”