Hooper Solar PV power Plant in Colorado

Hooper Solar PV power Plant in Colorado


The Xcel Energy and the SunPower Corp. announced the commercial operational of the 50MW Hooper Solar PV power plant in Colorado’s San Luis Valley. The Xcel Energy is acquiring the force produced by the plant at cost-aggressive rates under a power buy concurrence with SunPower Corp.

The utility gauges that the plant is creating enough power to serve the necessities of roughly 13,500 Colorado homes.

“This extension of our renewable portfolio in Colorado is yet another case of how Xcel Energy distributes sun based energy to its clients,” said David Eves, president of Public Service Co. of Colorado, Xcel Energy. He further stated that, “We are including substantial scale sun powered that contends with and surpasses different types of generation options, as far as cost, over the life of the project. These are the advantages for our clients – both environmentally and economically“.

SunPower composed the structure and constructed the plant and is presently working and maintaining it onsite and checking power generation from the organization’s remote operations control centre in Austin, Tex.

“Xcel Energy is giving administration in the advancement of vast scale of solar power improvement, and exhibiting how renewable technologies are a piece of the answer for guarantee the wellbeing of our economy and our surroundings,” said Jorg Heinemann, SunPower Executive VP.

From the source, SunPower developed two other Solar Power plants in the San Luis Valley that are additionally creating power for Xcel Energy Colorado clients. The 19MW Greater Sandhill plant has been working subsequent to 2010, and the 30MW San Luis Valley Solar power Farm started conveying energy in 2011.

Further info: www.xcelenergy.com, www.sunpower.com

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