CSU, Namaste Solar partner with Fort Collins Utilities to install solar panels on campus

Colorado State University (CSU) and Namasté Solar are partnering with the city of Fort Collins’ utility on a pilot project to install solar panels on the rooftops of the university buildings.

The city’s project, called Solar Power Purchase Program or SP3, will purchase electricity generated from the CSU solar systems.

The solar panels will be installed on CSU’s Student Recreation Center, Veterinary Teaching Hospital, Durrell Center and Braiden, Parmalee and Corbett residence halls.

It will provide 1100 kilowatts of power to the city, which would be equivalent to producing about 1.65 million kilowatt hours a year or powering about 180 homes.

The solar panels at CSU will be developed by Boulder-based Namasté Solar, which is a solar power company engineering, designing and installing solar panels for homes, businesses and governments.

The panels will be added to Braiden Hall this fall, and the remainder of the panels will be added in early 2015.

The university and Fort Collins Utilities could not be immediately reached for comment.

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