SunShare will flip the 'on' switch


  • Courtesy SunShare

At 10 a.m. Tuesday, SunShare will host an event worth noting: It will celebrate the activation of its 2.5-megawatt community solar garden, believed to be one of the biggest gardens in the country.

SunShare is a home-grown company, though most of its work is done elsewhere. Here's more information as provided by SunShare:

What: SunShare’s 2.5 megawatt (MWac) Pikes Peak Solar Garden Site has been turned on and is producing solar energy into Colorado Springs Utilities’ grid. The project is one of five solar garden sites that SunShare has developed throughout Colorado’s largest counties this year, in addition to two solar gardens in operation in Colorado Springs since 2012. These five solar gardens represent one of the largest Community Solar portfolios in the nation. At full capacity, the combined 8.2 MWac Community Solar portfolio is expected to generate approximately 350 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy over 20 years, which is enough to power 1,600 typical U.S. homes.

SunShare representatives will give tours of the Pikes Peak Solar Garden Site to SunShare customers. David Amster-Olszewski, who founded SunShare in Colorado Springs in 2011, will be available for comment and interview. Officials from Colorado Springs Utilities and the City of Manitou Springs will also be available for comment.

When: Tuesday August 4th, 2015, 10-11 am Mountain Time Where: 4471 Clearview Loop, Colorado Springs, CO

Who: David Amster-Olszewski, CEO and Founder of SunShare
Jerry Forte, CEO of Colorado Springs Utilities
Mayor Marc Snyder, City of Manitou Springs

If you want to attend, SunShare asks that you RSVP to so the company can plan accordingly.

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