PHOTO CREDIT: Construction Contractor, RES America Construction Inc.
SIZE: 156 MW (DC)
LOCATION: Pueblo, CO
- Upon completion it will be the largest solar project east of the Rockies at 156 MW (DC)
- Project generation will be enough to power more than 31,000 homes
- 6 billion kilowatt hours of clean energy generated and 3.5 million tons of CO2 reduction over 25 year lifecycle
The Comanche Solar project was selected by Xcel Energy through a competitive bid process to supply the majority of its solar generation portfolio. The project was found to be more cost effective than natural gas on a dollar per megawatt hour basis.
Construction is currently underway and the project is scheduled to go online in 2016.