CSU, BP Solar, Black Hills Energy Dedicate 1.2 MW Solar PV System


Colorado State University-Pueblo (CSU), BP Solar and Black Hills Energy joined Gov. Bill Ritter, D-Colo., to dedicate a new solar power system that will provide more than 10% of CSU-Pueblo's future power needs.

The 1.2 MW solar array covers 4.3 acres with more than 6,800 photovoltaic panels and is capable of generating approximately 1,800 MWh of electricity per year.

BP Solar installed and will operate and maintain the system, selling the electricity to the university. Project funding was provided by BP Solar and supplemented by Black Hills Energy, CSU-Pueblo's local electric utility company, as part of its solar rebate program. Black Hills Energy will also purchase from BP Solar the renewable energy credits created by the project.

The system was constructed on the east side of the Pueblo campus near the university's physical plant complex and softball fields.


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