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Utilities reveals intent for solar garden contract

Colorado Springs Utilities announced Friday its intent to award a contract for the design, construction and operation of its newest Community Solar Garden project to a local company and its engineering partner. The ITA was offered to Pikes Peak Solar Garden LLC, a joint venture of Springs-based SunShare LLC and Hawaii-headquartered Sunetric, according to the… Continue Reading Utilities reveals intent for solar garden contract

Solar gardens project draws competition

More than a month after Colorado Springs City Council voted in favor of a plan that would double the scope of the city’s community solar garden program, 10 contractors expressed interest in doing business in the local market. During a mandatory pre-proposal conference held by Colorado Springs Utilities last week, the 10 companies — half… Continue Reading Solar gardens project draws competition

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Ex-staffer sues SunShare over salary

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A former employee of local solar power development company SunShare recently filed a civil suit against the firm and its owner for allegedly failing to pay him $60,000, according to court documents. Nicholas Hellbusch, a certified public accountant who worked for SunShare shortly after owner David Amster-Olszewski founded the company in June 2011, claims in… Continue Reading Ex-staffer sues SunShare over salary

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SunShare expands into Denver, California

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SunShare expands into Denver, California

Colorado Springs-based SunShare is expanding into Colorado and California. The solar-garden manufacturer said it expects the moves will grow the company 20-fold during the next year. It’s keeping its headquarters here, at least for now, but will open offices in Denver, as well as California. SunShare hit the scene in 2011 with a plan to… Continue Reading SunShare expands into Denver, California

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Are you mad, mad, mad because other people are getting handouts, subsidies, benefits, tax breaks, rebates, refunds and entitlements, and you’re not? If not, you may be the only living American who believes that he/she isn’t being screwed, swindled, shortchanged, taken advantage of, exploited, played for a sucker and made to pay retail for everything.… Continue Reading Hazlehurst: SunShare pays price for youth, transparency

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SunShare owner not sure about the future

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Clean energy technology is one of the economy’s fastest-growing sectors, nationally and statewide, but is it a priority in Colorado Springs? When the newly seated City Council voted to overturn a previous decision to expand a community solar garden program, it caused homegrown clean energy company SunShare’s founder to wonder if he should move. “If… Continue Reading SunShare owner not sure about the future

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City Council approves solar garden expansion

Colorado Springs City Council voted Tuesday to expand the solar gardens program at Colorado Springs Utilities. CSU will pay a performance-based incentive of 16 cents per kilowatt hour generated by up to 3 megawatts of solar panels installed in gardens during the first year of the expanded program. The pilot program allowed for 2 megawatts… Continue Reading City Council approves solar garden expansion

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SunShare installs donated panels at CC

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SunShare finished installing 19 kilowatts of donated solar panels on the roof of the Children’s Center at Colorado College Tuesday. The system is just one of two donated solar installations the Colorado Springs startup solar company will put in this week. The other is a 14-kilowatt system at the Colorado Springs School. “The reason for… Continue Reading SunShare installs donated panels at CC

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A groundbreaking ceremony today for the SunShare community solar garden was  hijacked by a dozen Occupy Wall Street protestors who showed up to confront Gov. John Hickenlooper. Hickenlooper was there to tout the project, the first  solar garden of its kind in the state, that will allow customers to lease solar panels and receive utility bill credits… Continue Reading Wall Street protesters occupy SunShare groundbreaking

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Bank of Broadmoor to offer solar loans

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The Bank of Broadmoor and SunShare are offering new loans for qualified homeowners to finance solar panels. SunShare is a local Colorado Springs solar company that allows customers to lease solar energy panels to eliminate annual electric bills. The first solar garden by SunShare will be completed by the end of the year. It’s a… Continue Reading Bank of Broadmoor to offer solar loans

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