Are you interested in SOLAR ENERGY without having to install solar panels on your property?
GCEA’s Community Solar Garden is a way for you to purchase electricity generated by solar energy. Members are eligible to lease solar panels.
Solar Garden Locations
Crested Butte - Town of Crested Butte's waste water treatment plant - SOLD OUT! Please call 970-641-3520 for waiting list.
Gunnison - GCEA headquarters hindqaurters building (under construction)
OPTION #1 – Short-Term Lease:
The solar panel lease price is $4.71 per month, offered in monthly increments from the 1st to the end of the month. The solar panel lease price, along with the community solar garden credit for generation, will appear on your bill, beginning the month following the signup. For example, the generation from October 1-31 will show on your November bill. To allow more members to participate, there is a 5-panel limit per member through the end of 2019.
If we sell out, we will accommodate members wishing to lease a solar panel by contacting them when a panel becomes available or when we expand the solar array.
OPTION #2 – Long-Term Lease:
GCEA has a 20-year lease with the town of Crested Butte, which began November 2018. That means if you were to lease a panel starting in January of 2019, you would only be leasing that panel for 19 years and 10 months. The price of the lease will be prorated depending on when the panel is leased. The full twenty-year price is $850.
For more details on the Community Solar Garden, please click here.
For history of the solar garden, please click here.