We’re thinking outside the box by seeing beyond the roof. Instead of installing small projects on individual roofs, we’re building large solar projects that incorporate thousands of panels. We call these community solar gardens. Each garden allows solar power to be delivered to homes that would otherwise be unable to “go solar” — making clean, alternative energy accessible to everyone.
SunShare finds the perfect place in the community to place your panels. For example, Venetucci Farm and Good Shepherd United Methodist Church host our first and second solar gardens. As the sun shines, the panels produce electricity. The energy produced by your panels is metered and recorded every 15 seconds by Colorado Springs Utilities. At the end of every month, CSU credits the kilowatt-hours produced by your panels to your monthly bill, reducing or eliminating your electricity bill.
Getting started is simple. Each panel requires a one-time payment of $550, and not a penny more for 20 years. A minimum lease of two panels for $1,100 is required to participate, and you can keep adding panels until you eliminate your electric bill and stop buying coal. Give us a call and we'll help you figure out how many solar panels you need based on the energy you use.
You don't even have to pay now! We only ask for a 10% refundable deposit to reserve your panels and utility rebates. Your deposit is placed in escrow and is 100% refundable until the community solar garden is connected to CSU’s electric system. You don’t owe us the other 90% until your panels are producing electricity.
SunShare takes care of everything. Because you are leasing your solar panels, we take care of the hassles of ownership. We find the best location, buy from the best solar panel manufacturers, contract with proven construction companies, maintain an insurance policy, monitor production and cover all maintenance for 20 years.
You sit back, enjoy the peace of mind you get by using clean energy, and relax with the knowledge that your electricity rates won’t double or triple in the coming years. Ask any of the 400 homeowners, renters and schools with panels in the solar gardens at Venetucci and Good Shepherd how they like it. We know you will too!
We still have a few panels available at Good Shepherd Solar Garden. Call us today for more information at (719) 418-2153. We look forward to hearing from you soon!