Finance, Solar - October 29, 2020
Colorado State University signs on 10 MW of onsite solar
Colorado State University (CSU) announced Oct. 28 up to 10 MW of new solar installations that could more than double the campus’ already installed 6.8 MW of onsite solar.
Namaste Solar will install the solar arrays at up to 30 sites across Fort Collins campus, while CSU will receive the clean electricity through a long-term PPA with Solaris Energy. CSU will also retain ownership of RECs attributed to the systems.
“CSU is a leader in many aspects of sustainability and we are always proud of that,” Carol Dollard, CSU utility engineer, said in a statement. “Sustainability in operations is actually the area where we have the most room for improvement and this project helps us close that gap. More solar installations will continue to advance carbon reductions and help us on the path to 100% renewable electricity.”
CSU is currently pursuing 100% renewable electricity by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050. Construction on the new solar project is expected to begin in the first half of 2021 and be completed in late 2022, with most arrays being installed on rooftops, carports and ground mounts around campus.