A new solar company that aims to make solar available to the masses will host a celebration of its City Council approval along with an informative question- and-answer session at City Rock, 21 North Nevada Avenue, this evening from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
City Council members Brandy Williams and Jan Martin will be at the event.
City Council passed an initiative on Sept. 27 that will allow SunShare to build a community solar garden. People will be able to lease solar panels for a 20-year term and get credit for the power they generate on their electric bills, without having to install systems at home or connect directly to the panels.
SunShare founder, David Amster-Olszewski, said people will be able to lease the panels for $550 each after the rebate and can purchase a minimum of just two panels, which will cover about 10 percent of the average residential utility bill in Colorado Springs.