SOLAR POWER GENERATION USA
Collaboration on the San Miguel Power Association community solar array brings recognition to Sunsense
Solar Power Generation USA Awards recognize projects and breakthroughs leading to the next stage of American solar.
Taking the prize for best Solar Collaboration was the SMPA Community Solar Project (located in the Paradox Valley in South Western Colorado), the largest community-owned solar garden in the United States. This award-winning solar installation – a tight collaboration between the San Miguel Power Association, the Clean Energy Collective, Martifer Solar and Sunsense – successfully navigated a whole host of challenges to be completed within budget and in record time with amazing attention to detail.
The unique ownership model of the project enables customers to purchase panels or offset their energy consumption at no direct cost to the utility itself. The structure of the partnership yields high returns to all parties and provides maximum production with minimal upkeep to all program participants.
Sunsense provided both design and turn-key installation services for the project.