The US Air Force Academy (USAFA) in Colorado “switched-on” its new 6MW solar PV power system built by Colorado Springs Utilities and SunPower. Funded in part by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the plant uses SunPower solar panels and the company’s T0 Tracker system.
“The SunPower solar system at the Air Force Academy has benefited the local economy, and is reducing the demand for fossil fuels and improving air quality in our community,” said Springs Utilities CEO Jerry Forte. “For the next 30 years or more, we are confident the system will dependably generate clean, renewable solar power to meet forecasted output.”
Designed to meet USAFA’s rigorous engineering design standards, USAFA and SunPower will each own 50% of the renewable energy credits and environmental benefits related to the 6MW power system.