February 2011 - Colorado State University (CSU), located in Fort Collins, Colorado, has installed a 5.3 megawatt (MW) solar plant that is now producing electricity. The plant is owned and operated by Fotowatio Renewable Ventures and Xcel Energy is buying the renewable energy certificates. According to CSU, the purchase of the RECs helped offset construction costs. CSU will purchase the power from the plant under a fixed rate for the next 20 years.
News Release - One of the largest solar plants at a U.S. university now open on Foothills Campus
Additional Information (video) - Colorado State University Hosts One of Largest Solar Plants at a U.S. University
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