Ribbon cutting ceremony for Solar and Battery Energy Storage Project set for CMC Spring Valley Sept. 14
After several years in the making, solar project will offer clean, renewable energy
Ameresco, a clean-technology leader specializing in energy efficiency and renewable energy, will join with Holy Cross Energy and Colorado Mountain College at the college’s Spring Valley campus on Sept. 14. The three partners will officially introduce the Western Slope’s new Solar and Battery Energy Storage Project at a ribbon-cutting event, which will conclude with vehicle tours of the solar and storage site located on CMC land near the campus.
The project is a result of HCE members’ requests and Colorado Mountain College’s commitment for more local renewable energy options. The solar array will also help CMC move closer to its goal to be carbon neutral by 2050 and HCE’s goal to provide carbon-free energy to its members by 2030.
Developed by Ameresco and constructed by Sunsense Solar, a local solar contractor based in Carbondale, the project is massive in scope, made of 13,500 solar modules. Sixty-eight battery stacks are housed in four on-site containers, which will send electricity directly to HCE’s distribution system. The project is currently about 95% complete and will become commercially operational this fall.
The ribbon cutting event for the new Solar and Battery Storage project is free and open to the public and will be from 1-2 p.m. on Sept. 14 at the Bushong Student Center, Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley at Glenwood Springs, 3000 County Road 114, Glenwood Springs, 970-945-7481.
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