Standard Solar completes its five-site community solar project initiative in CO with the development of a system in Jefferson County
With the completion of the Mountain Solar 4 Community Solar project, Standard Solar and their partner, Pivot Energy, achieved their goal of bringing 8.9 MW to Colorado. The final project in a five-project series, this Jefferson County array provides almost 2 MW of discounted clean energy to electricity subscribers. Standard Solar funded the array and is the long-term owner and operator.
The benefits of the initiative are considerable: this project and the other four are supporting job growth, bringing economic benefits to the local communities and helping the state meet its ambitious Renewable Portfolio Standard. Additionally, the Mountain Solar 4 project promotes equity in solar by including a 110 kW carveout for low-to-moderate-income portions of the community — a key project element for both Pivot Energy and Standard Solar.
Offtakers of the Mountain Solar 4 system include several municipalities such as the town of Eaton, the Town of Parachute and Garfield County. Additional beneficiaries include the Grand Junction Airport and Homeward Bound of Grand Valley.