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Fort Collins Community Solar#

Riverside Community Solar Array

In 2015, Fort Collins Utilities and Clean Energy Collective developed the Riverside Community Solar Project on the northwest corner of the Mulberry Street and Riverside Avenue intersection. The Community Solar Program offers the option to own a portion of the solar photovoltaic (PV) array for customers who want the experience of solar ownership but don’t have suitable space or ability to install it where they live. Community Solar participants receive credits on their energy bill for solar power generated by the community solar array.

Utilities provides all customer service, operations and maintenance of the array. See the Continuing Customer Agreement, as well as the Riverside Community Solar Program Rules for details on participating in the program.

The program is fully booked. Consider joining the waitlist to be notified of an opening.

Join the Community Solar Program Wait List

Riverside Energy Generation and Credits#

The chart below shows net energy produced from the Riverside Community Solar Project and the monthly credits earned for that energy. Utilities credits customer bills according to the current Community Solar Time-of-Day pricing schedule.

Riverside Solar Array Current Billing Data

  • Retrieving Data

Solar Generation Calculator

Enter the number of panels you own in the array to estimate your generation and credit for the current billing period. To see a summary of historical data up to the present, change the month and year selection. The Riverside Solar Array began producing energy in August of 2015.

Note: All values are approximate and may not agree with historic bill credits
Approximate Cumulative Ownership Share since based on   panels

Percent of Array Owned:  

Personalized Monthly Generation and Credit

Other Renewable Energy Opportunities#

Customers also can choose to receive up to 100% renewable electricity through the Green Energy Program. The Green Energy Program added more solar to the resource mix in 2021. 

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