SunShare is a clean energy company that is based in Denver, Colorado. Founded by David Amster-Olszewski in 2011, SunShare designs, builds, and installs community solar farms or gardens. This allows businesses, nonprofit groups, and residents to benefit from solar energy without having to build their own systems on the roof.
Customers who subscribe to the solar gardens receive credits on their utility bill based on the amount of solar power produced.
SunShare developed its first two solar gardens in Colorado Springs, partnering with Colorado Springs Utilities. SunShare moved its headquarters to Denver in 2013 where it developed several more solar gardens across Colorado's Front Range under Xcel Energy. With Xcel Energy's predominant position as a utility in Minnesota, SunShare moved into the Minnesota market as well, opening an office in downtown Minneapolis in 2014.
In February 2015, NRG Energy and SunShare signed an agreement to finance and build five solar projects throughout metro Denver and Colorado Springs.