Solar garden legislation passes to full House
Solar gardens – solar panel clusters owned jointly by 10 or more people – could soon receive the same rebates and renewable energy credits that individual homeowners receive.
House Bill 1342 passed the Transportation and Energy Committee earlier this week and requires public utilities to extend the rebates to solar gardens. The bill is designed to help customers generate solar energy when installing the panels on their own property is not feasible.
Environmental activists applaud the move out of committee, saying Colorado is on the “cutting edge” of harnessing the sun’s power.
“The sun provides more energy in an hour than all the coal mines and oil wells do in a year,” said Pam Keily, program director for Environment Colorado.