Comanche Solar

Size: 156 MW (DC) / 120 MW (AC)

Location: Pueblo, CO

Distinguishing Features

  • 156 MW (DC)/120 MW (AC) – Largest solar project east of the Rockies (Upon completion)
  • Employs tracker technology, which follows the sun’s path to optimize production
  • Project generation will be enough to power more than 31,000 homes
  • 6 Billion kilowatt hours of clean energy generated and 3.5 million tons of CO2 reduction over 25 year lifecycle

The Comanche Solar project was selected by Xcel Energy through a competitive bid process to supply the majority of its solar generation portfolio.  The project was found to be more cost effective than the alternatives on a net present value basis.   Construction is expected to begin in 2015 and reach completion by mid-2016.