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Foothills Park & Recreation District Adopts Community Solar for Recognized Financial Savings, Receives Environmental Bonus

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An increasing number of municipalities and public agencies across the country are joining residents and businesses in utilizing locally-produced renewable energy via community solar facilities to power operations and save on utility expenses. Colorado-based Clean Energy Collective (CEC), the nation’s leading community solar developer, announced today that Foothills Park & Recreation District (FHPRD), a Colorado special district that provides recreational ... Read More »

Clean Energy Collective Brings Largest Shared Solar Solution to Washington State

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Leading community solar developer Clean Energy Collective has entered into a new contract with Spokane, Wash.-based Avista Utilities.  Under development is a 425 kW shared solar facility, featuring locally produced photovoltaic panels that will provide Avista’s Washington electric utility customers the ability to participate in local clean power generation.  It will be the largest community shared solar facility in the ... Read More »

Community Solar Provides Renewable Energy to Condominium Complex

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Colorado-based Clean Energy Collective (CEC), the nation’s leading community solar developer, announced that Moose Haven Condominium Community, a 47-unit complex in Leadville, Colo., has purchased 33.2 kW of solar power in the 500 kW Lake County Community Solar Array.  Community solar enables condominiums and other multi-unit housing in Colorado to address cost-reduction and sustainability initiatives by adopting CEC’s roofless solution. ... Read More »

Crews are Making Progress on First Uxbridge Community Solar Array

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The first of three community-shared solar arrays in Uxbridge, Mass. is under construction and progressing quickly. Through Clean Energy Collective’s SolarPerks™ program, the 1 MW Uxbridge Community Solar Array makes solar energy accessible to every residential and commercial ratepayer in National Grid’s service territory, with no upfront costs and immediate savings for the next 20 years. Featuring more than 3,300 high-efficiency solar electric ... Read More »

Clean Energy Collective Recognized as ‘2015 Game Changer’ for Massachusetts

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Recognizing entrepreneurs and companies who make the state a national leader in innovation, The Boston Globe selected community solar developer Clean Energy Collective as a “2015 Game Changer” for its community solar solution, providing broad and equal access to any utility ratepayer to the benefits of local renewable energy development. The publication identified individuals and organizations that accomplished “extraordinary things ... Read More »

Construction Progresses Quickly on 1 MW Adams Community Solar Array

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Construction is progressing quickly on Clean Energy Collective’s new 1 megawatt (MW) community-shared solar facility in northwestern Massachusetts. The Adams Community Solar Array serves residential and commercial ratepayers in National Grid’s service territory. As part of CEC’s SolarPerks™ program, subscribers can go solar without installing panels on their property and save instantly on their electric bills. Featuring highly efficient solar photovoltaic (PV) ... Read More »

Boulder County Residents Generate Their Own Energy with Community Solar

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Despite a soggy afternoon, solar energy advocates gathered at Clean Energy Collective’s Louisville, Colo. headquarters to celebrate the grand opening of the second community-shared solar array serving Boulder County. “It’s kind of appropriate that we’re inside on a rainy, gloomy day celebrating solar energy, because it makes it really important and appreciated when we don’t have it,” said Boulder County Commissioner ... Read More »

Is Solar Power Ready To Compete With Oil And Other Fossil Fuels?

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– ARTICLE BY GAURAV AGNIHORTI OF OILPRICE.COM – The solar energy industry may prove to be a dark horse in the race to provide global energy security. The world has renewed its interest in solar energy investment as it searches for a cleaner and more sustainable alternative to conventional fossil fuels. Countries like China, Germany, the UK, the US, Japan and Canada ... Read More »

Four New Community-Shared Solar Projects Launch in Massachusetts

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As part of its mission to bring equal access to the benefits of solar to all ratepayers across the state, community solar pioneer Clean Energy Collective (CEC) celebrated four new community solar facilities in Massachusetts with ceremonial groundbreaking events last week. Representatives from CEC were joined by state and local officials to commemorate the beginning of construction of a 1 ... Read More »

Vermont Maple Sugarer is Sweet on Community Solar

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– ARTICLE AND PHOTOS BY SUNCOMMON – Fairfield maple sugarer Harvey Bushey is planting a new crop on his farm, a community solar array. A longtime resident of Franklin County, Bushey has meticulously tended to his sugarbush by boiling sap every spring for his business, Log Cabin Maples. On a recent afternoon, Bushey and his wife, Mary, were found enjoying ... Read More »