PVREA Members Invest in Solar Energy
Poudre Valley REA in a partnership with Clean Energy Collective (CEC) has provided an opportunity for members to own panels in the community solar farms.
The first solar farm was completed in August 2012 and was the first community solar farm in Northern Colorado. It encompasses 494 solar panels generating 203,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity yearly and is located at PVREA's headquarters. The second farm went live in January 2015 and is located in Fort Collins. The second community solar farm is four times larger with over 2,000 solar panels and generates 1.1 million kWh per year.
The community solar concept allows all consumers, even renters to participate in renewable energy without putting solar panels on their roof. Since CEC performs all of the maintenance and provides a warranty, consumers don’t have to worry about maintenance or repair. And, the environmental impact over the life of the array is equal to taking 17,000,000 automobile miles off the road.
Both arrays are 100% sold out. Call 720-623-0587 or visit: www.pvreasolar.com for more information.