Eaton Corp., Pittsburgh, won a contract to provide electrical distribution equipment and engineering services for an 8.2-megawatt (MW) community solar installation covering five sites in Colorado. Upon completion, the five community solar installations are predicted to generate enough to power more than 1,600 homes for 20 years. The terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Eaton is working with SunShare on these projects. SunShare will provide customer management, subscriptions and billing. Under power purchase agreements, municipal Colorado Springs Utilities will utilize the energy produced in Colorado Springs and Xcel Energy will purchase the energy produced in Denver.
The project will incorporate Eaton’s solar balance of system (BOS) solutions and engineering services, and will supply a range of electrical power management products, including switchboards, panelboards, combiner boxes, load centers with dry-type transformers, and circuit protection solutions.