Our vision

Jack’s Solar Garden is a family owned social enterprise doing more with our family farm for the betterment of our community. Through our partnerships with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Colorado State University, and the University of Arizona, Jack’s Solar Garden will put valuable research into the public sphere on co-locating solar panels with agriculture – called agrivoltaics. Partnering with Sprout City Farms will enable Jack’s Solar Garden to begin cultivating crops to put back into our community while training young farmers on agrivoltaic techniques.

 

As the first, but not last, of our kind, Jack’s Solar Garden will educate the next generation through regular school tours under our solar panels. Farmers, government officials, and the public will be invited to tour our premises to help disseminate the possibilities agrivoltaics offers to our society.

 

With the innovativeness and openness we offer, we hope to inspire our community to support local farmers as they embark on creative paths to better our community with locally produced foods and solar power.

Educational tours

Tours for school kids will be provided to teach the next generation how energy and food can be produced side-by-side.

See upcoming tours

Supporting our neighbors

2% of our electricity will be donated to low-income households through the Boulder County Housing Authority to enable ~10 homes to receive free electricity bill credits for the next 20 years.

Supporting our bees

Audubon Rockies will establish their largest Habitat Hero, a large pollinator habitat of 1,800+ shrubs, bushes, and trees, around the perimeter of our solar array to help feed the local birds and bees.

Promoting local artists

An annual stipend will be available to local artists to illustrate the significance of our project to our community.

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Photos of solar panels with crops and pollinators on our website are representative of agrivoltaic solar gardens and are attributed to project sites of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Jack's Solar Garden intends to be established in a similar fashion.