Denver looks to renewables in $26 million solar panel contract

DENVER (KDVR) – Denver City Council is moving forward with a $26 million contract to build more than a dozen solar projects across the city.

The solar projects will be located in several Denver parks and recreation centers and high school campuses.

Denver Office of Climate Action, Sustainability and Resilience – CASR – is working on the lofty goal of transitioning the city to 100% renewable electricity by 2030. CASR plans to direct 30% of the energy grown to low-income housing. This section will also be for Denver Public Schools families who are having difficulty paying their energy bills.

As it turns out, the new renewable energy contract will also benefit Denver’s job market.

“We are putting Denver on a healthier path with renewable energy, reducing the financial burden on families, and we are creating a workforce,” said Denver renewable energy expert Jonathan Rogers. future with a high-quality training program. “Those who learn these green workforce skills today will be increasingly in demand for clean energy jobs in the years to come.”

The project will officially break ground in 2022. To learn more about Denver’s solar project, visit: click here.

https://kdvr.com/news/local/denver-moves-toward-renewable-energy-in-26-million-solar-panel-contract/ Denver looks to renewables in $26 million solar panel contract

Emma Bowman

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