Boulder County, CO, Environmental Sustainability Plan

Boulder County, CO

Solar Energy

Chapter 5 of the plan is focused on Energy and Buildings. A short term strategy for the county is to expand solar for all county buildings (pg. 49).

The plan includes metrics including when the county started installing solar PV systems (2008) and how many kW of solar panels have been installed on county buildings (900kW as of June 2012) (pg. 51).

The county has also featured solar on Josephine Commons, a new affordable housing development for seniors and low-income families (pg. 51).

The plan includes details on the energy upgrades at the Boulder County Jail which includes the installation of a 99.75 kW PV system in 2010 and the addition of a solar hot water system in 2012 (pg. 52).

Knowledgebase Resource Categories: Functional Plan
Tool Type: Sustainability Plan, Energy Plan, Climate Plan
Solar Practice: Supports Accessory Solar Energy Use
Type of Place: County
Population Range: 250K+
Population Density: <1,000/square mile
Region: Mountain
Community Type: Suburban
Taxonomy Master Topics: Solar Energy Policy
Topic: Energy
Format: Knowledgebase Resource
Jurisdiction: County