Denver Housing Authority Solar Garden

Denver Housing Authority Community Solar Namaste Solar



  • State Colorado
  • Utility type Investor-owned utility (IOU)
  • Regulatory Structure Deregulated
  • Community Solar Bill Credit Value Supply-only/Avoided Cost
  • Community Solar Enabling Legislation Yes
  • Value of State Level RECs & Subsidies Moderate = 10% to 25% of value stack
  • Eligible for Tax Benefits Yes
  • Installation type Ground
  • Year energized 2017
  • Project capacity 1,504 KW AC
  • LMI Share of Capacity 100%
  • LMI Requirement Income eligible only
  • Energy Rate Average $0.12
  • LMI Customer Savings 20%
  • Minimum LMI Savings Mandated No
  • Potential # LMI Subscribers 737

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