On July 14, officials "flipped the switch" on SunShare’s 1.5 megawatt (MWac) Jefferson County Solar Garden which will serve the cities of Arvada and Northglenn. The garden, one of 12 in Colorado, produces clean solar energy into Xcel Energy’s grid. At full capacity, the 1.5 MWac Community Solar portfolio is expected to generate more than 50 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy over 20 years, which is enough to power approximately 300 typical Colorado homes. The solar garden, located at 9105 Alkire Street in Arvada, is also a site for bee habitation and honey creation.
Arvada Councilmembers David Jones and Nancy Ford tour the new solar garden