NextEra at IBM Boulder
NextEra Energy, a leading clean energy company, selected Namaste Solar to design, engineer, and manage construction for this array, the largest solar installation in the City of Boulder and Boulder County. The 55 acres on IBM’s Gunbarrel campus uses more than 25,000 solar modules mounted on single-axis trackers, which orient the panels toward the sun to maximize energy production throughout the day. The 10 MW of generating capacity is equal to the amount of energy used to power over 2,200 homes, or removing 14.7 million pounds of CO2 pollution from the air each year. This system contributes 20% to the City of Boulder’s 2020 local renewable power generation target. Twelve sheep graze on-site, an innovative and environmentally friendly means of vegetation management.