Mesa Verde National Park

The Challenge
Mesa Verde National Park sought proposals for soar power systems to reduce the energy consumption of their water treatment plant. The project was to be funded through Federal Stimulus funds (ARRA) and a tight timeframe was set for completion.

The Creative Energies Solution

After reviewing the Water Treatment Building and the surrounding ground area available, Creative Energies, and its partner, AMEC Environment and Infrastructure, Inc, proposed a ground-mounted PV array carefully adapted to the irregularly shaped ground area available as a means to provide the most energy generation at the least cost. Creative Energies was selected from a national pool of bidders to design and install a grid tied solar power system. The project was completed and operational within six weeks of final approval of the system design.

The System

  • 76 kW commercial grid-tied PV with Sharp 230Watt modules
  • Satcon Powergate 75 kW Inverter.
  • Egauge solar generation and energy consumption monitoring