Community Solar Farms.
Solar panels are appearing on more and more roofs. But what about people who rent, live in a condominium, have shaded roofs, who might move or live in a historic district or home owners association? This is the majority of Americans! In several states, people can own solar panels in a common array called a solar garden,supplying their homes through the existing power grid.
The Solar Garden Institute out of Westminster, CO advocates for community based energy development through legislation in several states, and the federal SUN (Solar Uniting Neighborhoods) act introduced by Colorado Senator Mark Udall. They also support efforts at the local level to develop model solar regulations. Community Solar GardensTM are sprouting up everywhere, beginning to transform America through solar power and people power.