Press Release: CEC Hosts Solar Farm Tour and Open House
Monday, March 12, 2012

Clean Energy Collective Hosts Solar Farm Tour and Open House

{Carbondale, CO} — The Clean Energy Collective will be hosting three events this week to educate the public about the benefits of community solar. All events are free and open to the public. The press is encouraged to attend.

Community-Owned Solar Garden Tour
Mon., March 12, 12:30pm
Tues., March 13, 2:30pm.

Location: Mid-Valley Solar Array
El Jebel, Colorado
Next to the Blue Lake Community in El Jebel

Come join the Clean Energy Collective for a free tour of your local community solar farm. Learn about the most innovative solar program in the country, and it’s all right here in your backyard! The Mid-Valley Solar Array has been powering our valley’s local residences and businesses for nearly two years.

Clean Energy Collective Open House
Thurs., March 15, 2012
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Where: Clean Energy Collective Main Office
401 Tree Farm Drive
Carbondale, CO 81623

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and real “green power” at the CEC Open House. Learn how you can save money on your electricity bill with affordable community solar power. We will have Irish-inspired foods catered by Epicurious and a selection of refreshments. Also, bring your kids for fun St. Patrick’s Day activities. Go green and save your gold! Free and open to the public. Press encouraged to attend.

Community-owned solar gardens allow a family or business to own solar panels that are installed at a common location and not on their rooftop. The Clean Energy Collective currently has two solar arrays in the Holy Cross Energy district that are community-owned. CEC maintains the panels to produce maximum energy output. The consumer sees a credit on their monthly utility bill, just as if they had the solar panels on their roof.

Many people who were previously unable to take advantage of solar energy because of the high cost, not having an ideal location or being a renter can now own panels through community solar. Community-owned solar gardens are affordable. You can start out with one panel and expand over time, or you can buy multiple panels and start seeing significant savings on your electricity bill right away.

About CEC
Clean Energy Collective is a developer of community-based renewable energy facilities and a leader in community power generation. CEC has pioneered the model of delivering clean power-generation through large-scale facilities that are collectively owned by participating utility customers. The CEC’s proprietary RemoteMeterĀ® system automatically calculates monthly credits and integrates with existing utility billing systems, enabling all utility customers to easily have clean, renewable power credited directly on their monthly utility bills, without modifying their home or office. For more information, see:

Contact: Clean Energy Collective
Phone: 1-800-646-0323


CEC Press Release PDF