Thursday, October 7, 2010

Energy for the people, by the people


It seems more and more communities are deciding to take this renewable energy thing into their own hands. Fork Valley located in Colorado is at the forefront in community solar technology, they have already installed over 340 solar panels which boosts a total of about 77.7 kW. This "solar farming" works by letting residents buy panels from Holy Cross Energy which than credits their utility bills each month at a rate of $0.11 per kWh.
        This is the direction we all need to start edging towards, already were starting to see solar panels popping up at places such as Canadian Tire. If more people keep showing interest solar energy will be a huge step forward into a greener world. Even in Halifax we see this type of thing catching on with places such as the newly designed Sea Port Market.

More info can be found here - http://www.thedailygreen.com/environmental-news/latest/solar-community-garden

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