Solar Gardens Grow Community Energy

Solar Gardens Grow Community Energy

6:40pm Jun 05, 2015
Boulder's community solar garden, run by Clean Energy Collective, has the capacity to produce just under 1 megawatt of energy. (Grace Hood/CPR News)

A growing number of homeowners across the country are looking to get their electricity from solar energy, as the cost to install panels goes down.

But not everyone can put panels on their homes. Maybe it’s too shady, or the roof slope isn’t quite right. That’s where community solar comes in.

Grace Hood, an energy and environment reporter for Here & Now contributor station Colorado Public Radio, explains what it is and how it works.


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