Mi Casa and Friends Celebrate Solar Energy

Mi Casa Resource Center welcomed friends and partners today to celebrate the completion of Mi Casa’s 40.5kW solar energy array, which will offset 24% of the agency’s total energy use at our Acoma Street home.

After a program including remarks from Stacey Simms of the Governor’s Energy Office, Doug Wells of Renewable Energy Ventures, Michele Weingarden of Greenprint Denver, Christine Marquez-Hudson and Benita Duran of Mi Casa, and Geronimo Adams, a graduate of Mi Casa’s Green Construction and Energy training program, we headed to the roof.

It’s not easy to put a ribbon across 180 solar PV panels, but we tried! At first we hesitated to take the group up to the roof – the only way up and down are ladders, which aren’t to be combined with high heels and dress clothes on a normal day. But our group was not to be deterred.

And the ribbon was cut on a beautiful, sunny Colorado day, with our panels pumping out energy in the background!

THANK YOU to the funders who made this project possible:
Governor’s Energy Office
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Doug Wells, Renewable Energy VenturesMi Casa would also like to thank:
Jon Sullivan, 303 Solar LLC
Mike Pardun, Renewable Technology Partners
City Electric
Geronimo Adams
Shawn Larson
Josh Simpson
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