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CSU Pueblo setting example for solar campus – Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs, Colorado 2021-10-15 21:32:40 –

PUEBLO — CSU Pueblo is Colorado’s first campus to achieve net-zero efficiency.

23 acre grid of solar panels It currently powers all academic buildings on campus.

“The Solar Project was probably one of the first concrete parts of our new vision of being a People’s University in Colorado and the Southwestern United States,” said Donna, Vice President of Operations and Progress at CSU Pueblo. Dr. Souder Hodge said.

The project guaranteed a visit by Governor Jared Polis on Friday. He also visited Solar Roast Coffee on the main street.

Solar roast uses solar power to roast coffee beans.

“One of the reasons Colorado is leading is the 300 days of sunshine a year, which is a great place for solar power, but the other reason is the technology that drives it,” said Governor Police. increase.

Governor Police aims for Colorado to reach 100% renewable energy by 2040.

CSU Pueblo’s Solar Array used students such as Pedronival to assist in the construction.

Nival later went on to college and earned a degree in engineering from CSU Pueblo in 2019.

“When you do something that takes a lot of time to get it done, when it’s done … you know the complete uplifting feeling,” Nival said.

Nival is currently a full-time employee of a company that runs a solar project in partnership with CSU Pueblo.

“I’m very happy to be part of the project and contribute to CSUP as I always wanted,” Nival said.

Earlier this week, Pueblo’s EVRAZ Steelworks It is the only one in the world that is mainly powered by solar energy.

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