Jack's Solar Garden

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Jack's Solar Garden

Jack's Solar Garden is a 1.2-MW community solar garden located in Longmont, Colorado. It is the largest community solar garden in the state and the first to be built on agricultural land.

The garden consists of 3,200 solar panels that shade about 4 acres of land. The panels are arranged in a single-axis tracking system, which means that they follow the sun throughout the day. This allows the panels to capture more sunlight and generate more electricity.

The garden is connected to the local power grid, and the electricity it generates is used to power homes and businesses in the area. The garden also provides a number of benefits for the environment. The panels help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and the shade they provide helps to conserve water. In addition, the garden provides a habitat for wildlife and a place for people to enjoy nature.

Jack's Solar Garden is a model for how community solar gardens can be used to provide clean energy, conserve resources, and benefit the environment. The garden has been a success, and it has inspired other communities to build similar projects.