E Light Wind And Solar Inc. says it has been subcontracted by SunPower Corp. to perform all civil engineering and installation duties for a 6 MW PV system at the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Ground-breaking of the 30-acre site commenced in November 2010, and the system will be commissioned later this summer. The project was planned in cooperation with Colorado Springs Utilities, which is publicly owned. SunPower will own and operate the power plant, which was funded by the Air Force with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
E Light Wind And Solar says the project involved the installation of more than 18,888 solar panels and 9,400 total linear feet of underground cabling.