July 16, 2013
A solar garden similar to this Xcel Energy one in Boulder has been proposed for Craig.
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Pending permit approval, Craig soon will see the construction of its first solar panel garden this fall. The project has been in the planning stages for about a year but was held up when the company behind it, Clean Energy Collective, couldn’t get approval from its title insurance to use the Craig land it had leased.
The alternative energy option comes as city staff is recommending the council start to devise a new energy purchase and usage policy that could help guide the city's future energy decisions.
Solar panel manufacturer Clean Energy Collective is in discussions with Yampa Valley Electric Association and the Craig City Council about where it can build a 5-acre solar panel garden.