Since Colorado receives about 300 days of sun per year, our state provides an excellent platform for solar power.
Solar electric, or photovoltaic, systems convert the renewable energy of the sun into useful electricity.
Benefits of solar
- Easy on the environment: Since solar power does not use fossil fuels, these systems are pollution free.
- Provides customer options when it comes to energy resources
- Solar customers can earn credit for net generation
- Helps meet climate change regulations
- Government incentives can help offset the cost
Clear Spring Ranch solar array online
Our new 10-megawatt solar array built on approximately 156 acres at our Clear Spring Ranch facility is now producing clean, renewable energy for our community. This is our first solar project that is truly for the benefit of all our customers. The new array powers approximately 3,000 homes annually.
The solar array, built in coordination with NextEra Energy, consists of 42,000 panels. The array helps to diversify the community’s energy supply and significantly move us closer to achieving our Energy Vision, which requires 20 percent of our total electric energy be produced through renewable sources by 2020.
Check out this overhead video of the array captured on a drone.