Influent Energy has constructed a 150 kW solar array for the Colorado Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA). The system is located at the Fort Lupton Readiness Center in Fort Lupton, Colorado. The original contract covered a 50 kW photovoltaic system and a sustainable energy master plan, which helped set renewable energy goals and provided planning resources for the State. These goals include broadening their solar energy assets, integrating battery storage and electric vehicle charging stations, and installing other related infrastructure. Shortly after the initial signing, the contract was amended to include an additional 100 kW of solar energy, making the entire solar array 150 kW.
“We knew upon contract signing this project had opportunity to grow, but we were delighted when the State of Colorado decided to triple the original system size,” Jessica Oakley, Chief Operating Officer, states. “Given Influent’s focus on commercial-scale solar energy development, we were excited and confident in our abilities to provide the State with a larger solar system.”
Influent is thrilled to announce the project is completed. The success of this project could not have been achieved without Influent’s design and operations team and local Colorado construction and installation professionals. We are committed to providing our clients and their communities with the most economic benefit possible when choosing to go renewable, so it was crucial that we utilize local businesses for system installation. Our onsite construction manager, Bobby Torres, was responsible for overseeing project construction from start to finish.
“I’ve really enjoyed working with Colorado’s Department of Military and Veterans Affairs. After a month of successful testing, it felt great to turn over the solar system to the State,” says Bobby Torres. “Our goal is to always provide our clients with a solar PV system that meets their energy needs, and I’m happy we could do that in Fort Lupton.”