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Press Release: TD Garden Taps Community Solar for Clean Energy, Lower Costs

WORCESTER, MASS. (February 13, 2017) – Clean Energy Collective (CEC), the nation’s leading community solar solutions provider, has announced a deal with Delaware North, owner and operator of TD Garden, to reduce the electricity costs of New England’s largest sports and entertainment arena through community solar. TD Garden is serving as an anchor tenant in CEC’s 1.3 MW community shared ... Read More »

Scott Vickers and Mark Waddell

Living in the heart of Denver, Mark Waddell and Scott Vickers wanted to harness the sun’s energy, but they faced several obstacles to installing panels on-site. “We live in an old home that has a really pitched roof with four dormers and we didn’t have room on our roof to put enough panels to make sense. We’d be paying for a tenth ... Read More »

Dale and Cherylyn Baker

Ten years ago, Dale and Cherylyn Baker of Fort Collins explored the possibility of installing solar panels on the roof of a new shed they were building. “It didn’t make economic sense to do that at the time because solar was expensive,” Dale said. As technology improved, incentives became more common, and community solar was born, the Bakers re-explored adopting renewable ... Read More »

Ling Zhou

Ling Zhou lives in a condo in Quincy, Massachusetts. She was interested in residential solar energy, although an on-site system was not an option, since what happens to the rooftop “is not my decision,” she said. Then Zhou heard about community solar with Clean Energy Collective (CEC). As ratepayer in National Grid’s service territory, she qualified to participate in CEC’s SolarPerks™ ... Read More »

Mike and Donna Cooper

For 43 years, Mike Cooper hosted the morning show on KAYS-AM Radio. After retiring in 2011, Cooper turned his energy toward the sun—and vice versa. When he heard that Midwest Energy, his local utility cooperative, was partnering with community solar developer Clean Energy Collective (CEC) to build Kansas’ largest “roofless” solar facility, Cooper’s interest piqued. “We’re environmentally conscious,” the Hays resident said ... Read More »

Deb Kalish

Senior Assistant Attorney for Boulder, Colo., Deb Kalish represents the city of 103,000+ residents in front of the Public Utilities Commission. “Boulder actually helped write the community solar legislation and I knew the rebates and REC payments were going down soon,” Kalish said. “So I started looking into solar for my roof.” The solar installers who assessed Kalish’s Louisville home ... Read More »

Jenny Sumner Heeter

An energy analyst at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Jenny Sumner Heeter wanted to support the development of solar energy. “When I bought a house three years ago, I contacted solar developers, who all indicated that my roof had too much shade to make solar financially viable,” Heeter said. Through her work in renewable energy, the Golden, Colo. resident learned ... Read More »

Rebecca Driscoll

In 2011, Clark’s Market—an independent grocer with eight stores in western Colorado—shifted to local renewable energy when it bought 40 community solar panels from Clean Energy Collective (CEC). The purchase intrigued local residents, including Rebeca Driscoll, whose house doesn’t receive sufficient sunlight for on-site solar. Driscoll’s friend had gone through the community solar process, and suggested that she explore the clean energy option. “I ... Read More »

Tom Giessel

Born and raised in central Kansas, Tom Giessel, now 62, has been farming his entire life. He grows wheat, corn and alfalfa and sells the crops to local markets throughout Pawnee County. “I’ve always been interested in solar, I just never pursued it very hard,” Giessel said. Through his rural electric cooperative, Midwest Energy, he discovered that Kansas’ largest community solar facility ... Read More »

Bronna Zlochiver

Like many houses in rural Vermont, Bronna Zlochiver’s home is surrounded by trees. “I wanted to decrease my carbon footprint as much as possible but because I live on a mostly wooded lot, my home does not get enough sunlight to allow me to have solar panels here,” Bronna said. The Vernon, Vermont resident is not alone. In fact, the ... Read More »