Putting the “Community” in Community Solar

Over 6,000 panels are now tracking the sun from east to west and harnessing renewable energy for PVREA members, thanks to the many hands that put it together.

PVREA HR Director Sarah Witherell and Warehouse & Plant Maintenance Foreman Charlie Salazar carry a solar module to be installed on the racking system at the Coyote Ridge Community Solar Farm.

Experienced contractors were overseeing the construction of the nine-acre solar farm, but it was members of the community and your co-op that actually built the solar farm located at the Larimer County Landfill. Over 300 volunteers spent nearly 3,200 hours building the array throughout the months of August and September.

“A heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to all the individuals and PVREA employees who took their time to help us construct a beneficial project in the local community,” PVREA President and CEO Jeff Wadsworth said. “Now those people can look at the farm and know their willing and able hands helped bring solar energy to their community.”

Members can subscribe to the energy output of the Coyote Ridge Community Solar Farm through the myLocal Solar Program. For those who can’t afford the subscription, there are options for members to still participate. Look for more information online and apply today at www.pvrea.com/mylocalsolar.

Date Posted: 10/23/2017