Black Hills To Build Another ‘Solar Garden’ In Colorado

Black Hills Energy is expanding its solar presence in Colorado.

The utility, which serves Colorado Springs, Pueblo and other cities, is building a second “solar garden.” Any customer can buy into the project to offset some of their monthly electric bills. It will cover about five acres, on an undetermined site.

'We look for locations that have maximum exposure to the sun and are efficient locations to connect to the grid," said Tim Braun, with the Clean Energy Collective -- the contractor for the project. "It’s not clear how long that process will take, but it’s usually fairly quick."

Braun says after construction begins, the project can be generating electricity in about six months. Black Hills Energy has 95,000 electric customers in Colorado.