Press Release: Denver’s First Community-Owned Solar Garden on Higher Ground
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Denver’s First Community-Owned Solar Garden on Higher Ground
Clean Energy Collective hosting an Earth Day “groundbreaking” ceremony for the 1,500-panel array that will sit atop Lowry’s Hangar 2.
April 29, 2012

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Thomas Sweeney, Chief Operating Officer
Clean Energy Collective
Cell: (303) 591-5100 Office: (800) 646-0323
BOULDER, COLO. (April 17, 2013) Pioneer solar garden developer Clean Energy Collective (CEC) announced today that Denver will be getting its first ever community-owned solar garden, which will be strategically “planted” on the roof of 1930s-era Hangar 2 building at Lowry.
Part of Xcel Energy’s Solar*Rewards Community program, created in response to the 2010 Colorado Community Solar Gardens Act (HB 10-1342), the 375kW Denver/Lowry Solar Array is the first project to serve Xcel Energy’s Denver County customers.
CEC’s community solar model allows any utility customer the opportunity to participate in locally-based clean energy production-including renters, properties with poor solar exposure, and individuals of all income levels-without the need to research or install a home-sited or rooftop system.
Xcel Energy’s Denver County customers will be able to buy as few as one panel in the Denver/Lowry Solar Array, or as many as needed to completely power a home or business. Members will receive all of the same rebates and incentives of home-sited systems, and still reap the benefits directly on their monthly electric bills.
Residents of the Lowry neighborhood will be offered the first chance to reserve panels in the Denver/Lowry Solar Array, which is expected to sell out quickly based on initial demand. CEC is commemorating this milestone April 22 with a “groundbreaking” ceremony and Earth Day celebration, including a tree planting on site to symbolize Colorado and Lowry’s mission to improve our planet and community. Local businesses and residents are encouraged to attend
The 1,500+ panel community-owned solar array will complement the existing solar “skylights” on the curved roof of this award-winning historic building, and will allow Denver and the Lowry Community to continue their international leadership with appropriate and sustainable adaptive use of historic buildings.
About Clean Energy Collective (CEC) Colorado-based Clean Energy Collective is a developer of community-based renewable energy facilities and a national leader in community power generation. CEC pioneered the model of delivering clean power-generation through large-scale facilities that are collectively owned by participating utility customers. CEC’s proprietary RemoteMeter® 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.
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Press Release: Denver’s First Community-Owned Solar Garden on Higher Ground