Ribbon cutting set for solar project | AspenTimes.com

Ribbon cutting set for solar project

Aspen Times Staff Report
Aspen, CO Colorado

CARBONDALE ” Tuesday’s ribbon-cutting ceremony for a solar power project at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale is drawing some big names in Colorado government and business.

Speakers at the ceremony will include Colo. Gov. Bill Ritter, U.S. Sen. Ken Salazar, Aspen Skiing Co. managing partner Jim Crown and Skico President and CEO Mike Kaplan. The event will be hosted by the Community Office for Resource Efficiency and the town of Carbondale, along with Skico and CRMS.

The ceremony will begin at 3 p.m. at the CRMS campus on the outskirts of Carbondale. It is open to the public.

A 150-kilowatt solar array system was constructed on one-half acre of land owned by the private high school. It will power the school’s science building and feed excess energy into the power grid. It will produce 200,000-kilowatt hours annually ” enough power for 20 average U.S. homes, and it will keep 400,000 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the air each year.

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