Sunday, November 11, 2007
Solar Power Efforts in Carbondale
Aspen Skiing Co. will fund a $1 million, 147-kilowatt solar-electric system that will be installed on about an acre of Colorado Rocky Mountain School's campus. The solar panels will provide enough energy for around twenty households and the main building of the school. The system will eliminate approximately 200 tons of carbon emissions annually. Under the plan, renewable energy in the community would increase by 50% in two years. Many town officials are worried about property-tax rates jumping, though.