Trout Creek Solar began delivering power to Sangre de Cristo Electric Association, Inc. (SDCEA) in January 2019. juwi developed, designed, and permitted the project, and also acted as the engineering, procurement and construction contractor. Trout Creek Solar will generate about 5,700 MWh of energy per year, enough to supply electricity to about 685 typical SDCEA consumer homes. The project will generate about 4.7 percent of SDCEA’s annual energy usage.
The project is located on the Colorado Department of Corrections property, just south of Buena Vista, Colorado. SDCEA is based in Buena Vista and provides electricity to approximately 13,000 consumers in the mountains of central Colorado