The project will take advantage of the excellent solar resources in the area and land adjacent to the facility. Ecoplexus has been working with CDOC for some time now on this initiative. The solar arrays will be built under Xcel Energy's Solar Rewards Community and Standard Solar Rewards programs. The community solar array will be 2MWs in size and be directly interconnected to Xcel's grid in front of the facility. It will provide power and savings, in the form of bill credits for all subscribers to the solar garden, to the Sterling Facility and other City and University customers in the Sterling area.
There will be an additional array which will provide power directly the facility's electrical system under Xcel Energy's Standard Solar Rewards program. Ecoplexus is excited to be working with CDOC in an effort to acheive their goals for cleaner energy. Xcel energy awarded the project to Ecoplexus in a competitive tender RFP.