MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: First set of rooftop solar arrays to be installed on Colorado State’s University’s Braiden Hall

An array of solar panels capable of powering 14 homes is being installed this week on the roof of Colorado State University’s Braiden Hall. Media are invited to cover the installation on Friday, October 24.

The 100-kilowatt array is the first of six that will adorn the rooftops of several CSU buildings as part of a project led by the city of Fort Collins. Five other arrays will be added on to CSU buildings next year.

Once complete, the CSU-portion of the Solar Power Purchase Program is expected to generate 1,200 kilowatts of power annually – or 1.65 million kilowatt hours — enough to power 180 homes a year.

Energy from the solar arrays will feed the Fort Collins Utilities electric grid and help power local homes and businesses, including buildings on the CSU campus.

What: Media are invited to cover the installation of the first of six rooftop solar arrays on the CSU campus. Reporters will have the opportunity to view the rooftop installation, interview those involved in the project and take pictures or video.
When: *10:30-11:30 a.m. or 1-2 p.m., Friday, October 24
Where: Braiden Hall, 1101 Braiden Drive, CSU campus
Why: The installation is part of a new partnership with the city of Fort Collins and Namaste Solar, which will greatly expand CSU’s ability to generate solar power.

*Due to space limitations and safety concerns, the number of people who can be on the roof during the installation is limited. To ensure a slot, please RSVP to Dell Rae Ciaravola or Kortny Rolston at the information above.