Solar Builder – Ameresco nears completion of Colorado’s largest solar + storage site for local cooperative

Colorado’s largest solar array and battery storage facility of its kind was the focus on Wednesday of a public ribbon-cutting celebration at Colorado Mountain College (CMC) Spring Valley at Glenwood Springs. The project is 95% complete and is scheduled to reach commercial operation this fall.

The Solar Array and Battery Storage Complex at Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley is the result of a partnership between Mass.-based Ameresco, local electric cooperative Holy Cross Energy, contractor Sunsense Solar and Colorado Mountain College, which is leasing college-owned land just south of the Spring Valley campus to Ameresco to operate the project.

“Here in the rural West, we have long understood we are stronger when we work together,” said CMC President and CEO Carrie Besnette Hauser. “This collaboration between CMC, Holy Cross and Ameresco is a shining example of that ethos as we work together to reduce our carbon emissions and protect these amazing mountain landscapes that we all love from the very real threat of climate change. We must all do our part.”

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Chris Crowell