The first solar array in our portfolio that is truly for the benefit all our customers is now online. In a ceremonial 'flip of the switch,' members from the Governor's Energy Office, NextEra Energy, the Utilities Board and the Mayor joined CEO Jerry Forte in closing the circuit to activate the array.
Built on 156 acres on Clear Spring Ranch - about 20 miles south of Colorado Springs - the new array can generate 10-megawatts of electricity for our community. That's enough energy to power about 3,000 homes.
The 42,000-panel array doubles our established solar capacity and moves us closer to our 20 percent renewable by 2020 goal as stated in our Energy Vision. For a closer look at the array, take a virtual fly-over onboard a drone.