Colorado Cohousing Neighborhood Goes Solar

Sharp is collaborating with Namaste Solar Electric to bring solar power to Colorado’s Nyland neighborhood. Namaste will install 23 Sharp OnEnergy solar systems in the community by the end of 2007 — 22 on homes, and one on the community-owned and operated Wood Shop.

Nyland, in Lafayette, Colorado, was built in 1990 as one of the first planned cohousing communities in the country. It includes 42 private homes. There are approximately 135 resident members that share meals, meetings, workshops and miscellaneous events at the common house.

“We’re thrilled to have deployed solar arrays in this creative neighborhood that has integrated an environmental ethic and sustainable solutions into its design and construction,” said Namaste Solar co-owner Blake Jones.


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