Community solar programs allow customers to lease or subscribe to solar power produced by a solar array off-site. Community solar was instituted within the City of Steamboat Springs through the GRID Alternatives Community Solar Project. Yampa Valley Electric Association (YVEA) co-op, GRID Alternatives Colorado (GRID) and Colorado Energy Office (CEO) partnered to develop this community solar array, which is 100 % dedicated to income-qualified YVEA members. Members participating in this program receive a bill "offset" from the energy produced by their portion of a community solar array. To inquire about the status of a waiting list for the income-qualify array through YVEA and/or GRID, visit the website
The Yampa Valley Solar Co-op through Solar United Neighbors (SUN) was open to residents and small businesses in Moffat and Routt Counties in 2019 to take advantage of the group’s bulk-purchasing power to obtain discounted pricing and a quality installation. Co-op members chose a local installer through a competitive bidding process. Learn more HERE.