Project CARE (Clean Affordable Renewable Energy)
Project CARE (Clean Affordable Renewable Energy)
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Project CARE (Clean Affordable Renewable Energy)

Project CARE (Clean Affordable Renewable Energy)

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Denver, CO

The Community Affordable Renewable Energy Project (CARE) is a scalable 100% low-income dedicated 4 MW Community Solar Garden in the Denver Metro Area. The project is led by Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver, with support from GRID Alternatives. Taking place over two phases, the full project will be interconnected with Xcel Energy, by October 2018. Through a model that capitalizes on the solar investment tax credit, renewable energy credits, low-interest community reinvestment act loans, and philanthropy, Project CARE expects to deliver an average of 15% to 20% electric bill savings over 20 years.

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Chris Jedd
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State
Colorado

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The Community Affordable Renewable Energy Project (CARE) is a scalable 100% low-income dedicated 4 MW Community Solar Garden developed and owned by the Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver (DHA). 100% of the project will benefit low-income households through a mix of residential and multi-family affordable housing subscribers. There are 3 primary goals of this project: (1) Offer predictable reduced energy costs and renewable energy options to low-income communities throughout the Denver Metro Area, (2) develop a pipeline to employment in the solar industry for underserved communities, and (3) prove that this CARE project is scalable model that can be replicated by Housing Authorities across the country.

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