Partnership with the City of Boulder brings Solar System to Boulder’s 100,000+ residents.
Today Mapdwell announced the launch of Solar System for Boulder, Colorado, in partnership with the City of Boulder.
“For many community members, Boulder’s rooftop solar tool will spark the conversation about what is possible in terms of personal—and communitywide—power generation. For others, it will provide the information they need to take the next step toward going solar. This exciting development represents a key step on our community’s path to clean, local power,” said David Driskell, executive director of community planning and sustainability at the city.
Covering over 28,000 building structures, the project identified 553 Megawatts of potential high-yield photovoltaic capacity capable of delivering 740,000 Megawatt-hours per year. This is enough clean, renewable energy to power 70,000 American households, create over $2 billion in local business, and offset carbon emissions equivalent to planting over 11 million trees.
Solar System has now precisely identified over one square mile of rooftop area in Boulder that bears high-yield solar potential. With Solar System, the City provides Boulder residents with an effective model for crowdsourcing the clean energy economy and creating value through distributed generation.
Since 2007, Boulder residents, businesses and institutions have installed more than 15 megawatts (MW) of solar on more than 1,900 rooftop solar installations. These community clean energy investments have avoided 69,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions (equivalent to taking 14,500 passenger vehicles off the road).
Mapdwell is proud to take part in the larger sustainability action initiative of Boulder, recognized as a platinum-level Solar Friendly Community with one of the highest per-capita solar installations in the country.
Visit Solar System Boulder at http://mapdwell.com/boulder