myLocal Solar Program

Our place, your power.

PVREA's myLocalSolar is a program where members can subscribe to solar energy to offset their energy use, without putting solar panels on their own roof. Community solar farm panels are located in one location, maintained by PVREA. Members simply opt in for a subscription to panels and receive credits directly on their monthly electric bill. Term lengths vary, depending on what portion of the program members subscribe to.

 

What are the benefits? 

Community solar is accessible for all members

  • Many homes are not suitable for residential systems
  • Community solar allows all members to participate in renewable energy, regardless of the set-up of their home and where they live

 

Community solar is affordable

  • Installation costs are distributed across all participants
  • Utilities can build solar arrays at a lower cost than smaller systems
  • Sizing is flexible—members can choose their level of interest to fit their budget

 

Community solar is safe and reliable

  • Installation is taken care of by co-op
  • The entire solar array is maintained and operated by the co-op
  • Members continue to be connected to the grid that delivers power 24/7

 

Community solar is an economical, renewable energy source

  • Members can feel good about contributing to a renewable energy source initiative

Can't afford it? Apply for the PV for All program.

PVREA has partnered with GRID Alternatives and the Colorado Energy Office to provide access for solar energy to all PVREA members regardless of income level through the PV for All program.  Income guidelines vary by county and the number of people in the household. 

Contact GRID Alternatives at 303-968-1326 or email colorado@gridalternatives.org to see if you qualify. Find the application below.


How do I participate and how much does it cost? 

Members can apply and will pay for their subscription directly from their electric bill each month throughout the life of a 20-year term. Pricing details are still being determined.

Members still pay the monthly facilities charge on each month’s electric bill. Sizing of a members’ subscription is maxed at 120% of consumption or 25 kW. Members can opt out at any time after the first 12 months. Applications are not yet available, but check back soon!

The program is designed to provide access for solar energy to all PVREA members regardless of income level. To see if you qualify for the PV for All portion of the project, contact GRID Alternatives by calling 303-968-1326 or email colorado@gridalternatives.org. Income guidelines vary by county and the number of people in the household. 

Get on the waiting list: Call the PVREA myLocal Solar Line at 970-377-6651 or email energyuse@pvrea.com.

 


PVREA's Community Solar Farms 

Community Solar Farm I: In partnership with Clean Energy Collective, the first community solar farm in Northern Colorado was constructed at PVREA's headquarters in August 2012. It encompasses 494 solar panels generating 203,000 kWh per year. PVREA members purchase output from the array. This array is 100% sold out. 

Community Solar Farm II: In partnership with Clean Energy Collective, PVREA's second solar farm is four times larger and generates more than 1.1 million kWh per year. PVREA members purchase output from the array. This array is 100% sold out. 

Coyote Ridge Community Solar Farm: Coming soon! PVREA is currently constructing a 1.95-megawatt community solar farm in Larimer County.