Juwi to build 500MW solar projects in Colorado, US


German renewables company Juwi is set to construct 500MW of new solar farms in Colorado for Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association.

Upon completion, the four solar farms will be capable of supplying climate-friendly electricity for more than 165,000 households in the US.

The produced electricity will be supplied to Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association under prower purchase agreements.

The solar power facilities will be be added to Tri-State’s power supply portfolio by the end of 2023.

juwi will build, own and operate the projects that include the 145MW Axial Basin Solar in Moffatt County; the 120MW Coyote Gulch Solar in La Plata County; and the 110MW Dolores Canyon Solar in  Dolores County.

The fourth project will include Spanish Peaks Solar, a 100-MW project, and Spanish Peaks II Solar, a 40-MW project, located in Las Animas County.

The solar projects are part of Tri-State’s Responsible Energy Action Plan.

“We are very much looking forward to implementing these projects for Tri-State and appreciate the trust placed in our experienced team and our work,” says Stephan Hansen, member of the board and COO of the juwi group.

“The solar market in the USA is growing. More and more energy suppliers increase their regenerative generation capacities as part of decarbonization plans. juwi is well positioned to participate in the increasing demand for inexpensive and climate-friendly solar energy. ”

In June 2019, the Boulder based US-subsidiary of German renewable firm Juwi had also started construction on an 82MW solar park in El Paso County, Colorado.

Featuring more than 200,000 solar panels, the Palmer Solar project is located on land south of Colorado Springs. It was acquired by Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy.

The solar park will produce enough energy to power approximately 19,000 homes annually.

Apart from being the developer of the solar farm, Juwi is also responsible for operation and maintenance services of the facility.