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Colorado State University Solar Project

Project Details

In an effort to be more sustainable, Colorado State University will be installing a student-funded 80 kW rooftop solar array on their Lory Student Center (LSC) building. The project is expected to provide the following benefits for CSU, its students, and its community:

  • Large Sustainable Impact & On-site Power Generation: This solar PV system is projected to produce 113,750 kWh. That is equivalent to the electricity consumed by 13 average households in a year!
  • Reduced Stress on Electric Grid: The LSC building is used extensively on CSU’s campus, so offsetting its operations with on-site power generated from the solar PV system will reduce the stress CSU puts on the Fort Collins electric grid.
  • Learning Opportunities for Students: The project includes a “dashboard” interface where real time solar generation can be shown on a screen in a public area of the LSC.
  • Local Jobs: This project will create local construction jobs for solar installation.

Products to be installed

Role in project

EnergyLink secured the RFP for this project and will be the sole design-build contractor.

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Quick project facts

Project location

Fort Collins, CO

Project start date

October 2020

Projected completion date

December 2020

Schematic Designs & Plans

Site plans and schematic designs for the solar installation can be viewed below.


Renderings created by the EnergyLink team for the Colorado State University project can be found below.

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