The Denver Housing Authority (DHA) intends to add more than 2.5-MW of solar power to 387 affordable single-family residences by next April, a project that brings together local private sector businesses and public sector organizations in a partnership and project that will add to the value of real estate and reduce electricity bills.
DHA will have 668 solar photovoltaic (PV) systems installed on property sites by Boulder, Colorado-based solar PV systems installer and project developer Namaste Solar. One of the city’s largest projects, Namaste, is to install 10,471 240-watt solar panels manufactured by SolarWorld Americas, with project completion slated for April 2013, according to a DHA press release.
“Once all of the photovoltaic arrays are installed in April 2013, the systems will collectively
generate an average of 3.4 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year, which is an annual reduction of 3,479 tons of carbon dioxide, which is the equivalent to planting 267,624 total trees,” DHA stated. MORE …