Neighborhood Sun


 Welcome to the Neighborhood!

Neighborhood Sun's community solar subscribers have saved over $2 Million on their electricity bills thanks to the clean, local energy. 
Reserve your share of a solar farm in your community to start saving on each monthly electricity bill.
Local Community Members Served by This Project:
General Subscriber Savings:
10% Discount
Annual Solar Energy Generated:
9,591,377 kWh
Annual CO2-equivalent Prevented:
6,166 metric tons


Located in
Milliken, Colorado
Utility Provider
Xcel Energy Colorado (Xcel)
Developed By
generating discounted clean energy

Get to Know Your Solar Farm!

Platte Community Solar Farm is comprised of 11,570 solar panels that can track the sun to maximize panel efficiency throughout the day. These panels reside on 23 acres in the Sterling area that used to be farmed in the traditional sense to grow crops. Now, that soil can get a break while the panels that sit on top of it work hard to "farm" sunshine instead and turn it into savings for Neighborhood Sun's community solar subscribers. By using old farmland, we avoided cutting down any trees or clearing any land to build this community solar farm. Any areas that were disturbed in the process are being re-vegetated with a drought-resistant native seed blend. The coolest part about Platte? 23 acres is a lot of ground to cover, so the plan is to use not only the cutest form of vegetation management but also the most environmentally conscious-- SHEEP!

Households (that means you too, renters!) currently paying an electricity bill to Xcel Energy could be saving 10% on the local, renewable energy they access by subscribing to community solar for free!

Joining a local community solar farm is easy.

You get a share of the output from a community solar farm in your area while earning a credit on your bill, lowering your electricity costs. 

Sign Up Online

When the community solar farm is ready for subscribing, follow the simple online-signup process that takes less than 10 minutes. There is no cost to join and you can cancel for free at any time.

We Deliver Solar to the Grid

Your share of our community solar project provides clean electricity to the local grid. You continue to receive power from your utility.

Receive Solar Credits

You will receive billing credits each month on your existing electricity bill. Your solar cost is less, enabling at least 10% guaranteed savings.

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