Aug 28, 2013 - McKinstry, the US provider of consulting, construction and energy services, will install 677 kW of solar capacity for the City of Golden in Colorado, after the city council approved the project on August 22.
The company will install solar panels on nine city facilities, including maintenance shops and the Tony Grampsas Gymnasium, it said in a statement on Tuesday. The solar capacity will reduce Golden’s energy costs by USD 155,000 (EUR 116,000) a year, once construction is completed in December.
The solar project comes in line with the city’s plan to source from renewables 50% of its energy by 2017. The 677 kW of panels plus earlier energy efficiency upgrades in the city carried out by McKinstry, will result in a 10% renewables share for Golden.
McKinstry guarantees the solar system’s power production under an energy performance agreement, it noted.