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Gunnison Solar Tour

October 2, 2023 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm - December 30, 2023 @ 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

Hello all,
This is the National Solar Tour for Gunnison, Colorado. This tour features 5 stops: the Habitat for Humanity (H4H) homes on 6th Street, the new Gunnison Library on the corner of 11th and Spencer, the new airport solar array on Rio Grande Ave, a electric wheelchair charging station on the Western Colorado University campus in front of the University Center, and the Kelley Hall solar array and PV water heating on the WCU campus. These stops host a diversity of different solar arrays from the airport array producing near half a million kilowatts to small scale charging features such as the electric wheel chair charging station at around 300 kilowatts. There are four Habitat for Humanity homes on 6th street that feature solar arrays that were installed in partner ship with Equitable Solar Solutions, Nunatak Alternative Energy Solutions, H4H, and the Western Solar Society. The library solar array is made up of Trina Solar panels and is able to produce enough energy to power all of the facilities electrical needs, with its heating being taken care of by geothermal, making this a net-zero facility! The airports solar array provides energy to the county for use in homes, the city to power municipal buildings, and Western Colorado University to power academic facilities. The solar array on Kelley hall produces approximately 16% of the electricity used in Kelley hall and its PV water heating system provides a majority of the hot water to the building. The electric wheel chair charging station allows for small device charging such as electric wheelchairs, E-bikes, E-scooters, and other devices. This is not an all inclusive tour of the solar in the Gunnison Valley, but highlights some of the substantial uses of solar in our community.


October 2, 2023
December 30, 2023
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Sustainable Features
Solar PV - Rooftop, Solar PV - Ground Mount, Solar Thermal, Electric Vehicle Charging, Energy Monitoring


Western Solar Society (WCU)
Gunnison, CO 81231 United States + Google Map

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