Boulder County, CO, Environmental Sustainability Plan

Boulder County, CO

http://www.bouldercounty.org/env/sustainability/pages/envsustainabilityplan.aspx

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).


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