We recently had two solar systems installed by Sopris Solar here at Highline Crossing Cohousing in Littleton, Colo.
One system, on our so-called “Common House”, is 10.2 kW and will cover 100% of our electricity use in the Common House PLUS 100% of the electricity use in one of our garage blocks. The other system, on one of our garage blocks, is 9.4 kW and will produce enough electricity to fuel three current electric vehicles PLUS all the additional electricity that gets used in about 28 garage units here at Highline Crossing.
Sopris Solar, which installed the system, hired a photographer to do some still shots and some video footage shot from a drone of our two systems. The photos — and the video — are pretty spectacular, made more spectacular by the fact that we have the Rocky Mountains as a backdrop here in Littleton, Colo.
That’s 19.6 kW more solar in the world now, thanks to my own efforts and the efforts of several other key people on the Solar Task Force at Highline Crossing. Add that to a 5.5 kW system and I am responsible for getting installed at a house in Aurora, Colo. in 2010 that is still up and running — although I no longer live there — and I’ve helped populate the world with about 25 kW worth of rooftop solar.
Hopefully, more solar will populate additional rooftops at Highline Crossing as we move toward getting some of the residential roofs here above people’s townhomes covered in solar panels as well.
I like to think that in the more than a decade that I’ve done SolarChargedDriving.Com I’ve also helped influence more than a few other people to go solar with some of those people also deciding to add an electric vehicle to their home solar mix as well.
Indeed, helping the world plug into solar-charged driving is exactly why I founded this web site in September 2009, more than 11 years ago!