Namaste Solar Installs SunPower Solar Power System on Colorado Governor's Residence
Namaste Solar Electric and SunPower Corporation, a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of
high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems, today
announced the completed installation of a 7,4-kilowatt solar power system
at the Colorado Governor's Residence in Denver using SunPower's
high-efficiency solar electric panels.
The system, which is installed at the Carriage House at the historic
Boettcher Mansion, will generate 8,441 kilowatt-hours of electricity
annually. In combination with a smaller 2.4-kilowatt system installed on
the Pump House on the property, the Governor's Residence will generate
11,200 kilowatt-hours of electricity each year, offsetting approximately
10.5 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
"Delivering on the promise of the 'New Energy Economy' in Colorado, we
are working to make our state government a model consumer of renewable
energy," said Colorado Governor Bill Ritter. "Solar power is a reliable,
secure, clean and economically viable energy resource that can help reverse
the trends of global warming."
"With this solar power system, the Governor's Residence -- and the
people of Colorado -- will benefit from lower utility bills while making a
positive difference for the environment," said Blake Jones, president of
, a SunPower Premier Dealer. "Solar power systems act as a
hedge against rising utility costs, and contribute to the bright and
healthy future of our families and future generations."
As part of its agreement under this contract, Namaste Solar is donating
community service hours to educate the public about the benefits of solar
"We are proud to partner with Namaste Solar for this important
installation," said Tom Werner, chief executive officer of SunPower
"Governor Ritter has demonstrated strong leadership in promoting the use of
solar power and other renewable sources of energy. We applaud his
commitment to solar as an essential component of our global energy mix, and
look forward to working with him to facilitate deploying a wide range of
solar systems across the state of Colorado."
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