Superior Colorado takes lead on solar energy at waste water treatment plan.
The town of Superior, Colorado made a goal in 2008 to make Superior an energy self-sufficient community within 10 years. Early projects included installing photovoltaic systems on 7 town of Superior facilities.
This week, on August 11th, another green project was announced. The town of Superior's waste water treatment facility will be utilizing solar energy to power the treatment facility. The project is expected to be complete by the end of 2010. It will benefit the town of Superior and the Rock Creek community by producing an expected 280,000 kilowatt-hours of energy per year. That's approximately equal to 8 percent of the town's energy usage.
In addition to helping the local environment, this translates into a yearly savings of $14,000 on energy bills. And another added bonus for the town of Superior is that it will receive $22,800 from Xcel Energy's SREC (Solar Renewable Energy Credits) program. The project is expected to be cash-flow from the day it starts generating power.
Hats off to Superior's leadership for kicking off this initiative!
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