Need to Cut Costs of Installing Solar Power? Try a Barn Raising

Dec 27, 2018

In sunny southwest Colorado, the potential for solar energy is inviting to homeowners looking for long-term savings.

However, that investment comes with a large cost: installation. Hiring a crew can double initial expenses and diminish the overall return for prospective solar energy users.

 

One Durango-based group wants to improve solar accessibility by eliminating that cost. KSJD’s Daniel Rayzel reports from the roof of a Cortez home filled with 21st-century barn raisers.

 

This story is part of Western Slope Resources Reporting, a collaboration between community radio stations KOTO, KBUT, KVNF, KDNK, and KSJD. It provides in-depth coverage of how people and organizations are finding creative and positive ways to overcome natural resource-related challenges in the region.