The office of Gov. Bill Ritter, D-Colo., has announced the installation of two solar photovoltaic (PV) systems on the Tebo Visitors' Center at the Carriage House of the Governor's Residence.
A 2.4 kW system on the Pump House structure is currently being installed by Sun Electric Systems of Lafayette, Colo, while a 36-panel, 7.4 kW system is being installed by Boulder, Colo.-based Namaste Solar Electric.
The systems will provide a combined capacity of nearly 10 kW, roughly double the size of the average residential solar system installed in Colorado, the governor's office notes. On an annual basis, the Pump House system will produce 2,750 kWh, and the Carriage House system will produce 8,450 kWh for a total of 11,200 kWh annually.
‘There's no better way to show how well renewable energy systems can work than by generating clean energy on the grounds of the Governor's Residence,’ says Tom Plant, director of the governor's energy office. ‘It's a perfect way to demonstrate how we hope to bring the Governor's New Energy Economy into homes and businesses all across Colorado.’