CSU-Pueblo, BP Solar, Black Hills Energy Installing 1 MW

Colorado State University – Pueblo will soon be the home of a solar electric system in excess of 1 MW, representing one of the largest such systems for an education facility in the U.S.

Under an arrangement with Black Hills Energy (formerly Aquila) and BP Solar, the system is estimated to contribute more than 10% of the university's electricity needs. Installation of the ground-based solar array will begin this month, with full operation scheduled for late this fall.

The university will purchase the electricity generated by the solar array from BP Solar, which will install and operate the system. Black Hills Energy will purchase the solar on-site renewable energy credits generated from the system from BP Solar.



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