While Colorado boasts 300 days of sunshine, a lot of questions still surround the harnessing of that sun for power. It’s not uncommon to see homes or businesses throughout the state with solar panels strapped to roofs, and some developers are working on large, utility scale solar arrays. One young entrepreneur in Colorado Springs has decided there’s another way to channel the power of the sun. KRCC’s Andrea Chalfin reports.

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One Response to Harnessing the Sun in a Community Garden

  1. Don Ellis says:

    I think solar gardens are a great idea.
    But I would much rather we did not put them on undeveloped land. All land which is either natural or cultivated is valuable as part of our ecosystem and deserves to be preserved as much as possible. There are a lot of large commercial rooftops which could host solar gardens. And, by using them instead of undeveloped land we could be in the forefront of promoting solar development which respects both the need for renewable energy and the integrity of the greater ecosystem which ultimately supports us all.

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