DHA Implements Solar Electric Systems Through Innovative Power Purchase Agreement

Denver, CO - The Denver Housing Authority (DHA) will launch its landmark renewable energy project with the installation of 668 solar electric systems on 387 DHA resident buildings, totaling 2.513 megawatts. Utilizing 10,471 240-watt panels, these collective arrays demonstrate DHA's commitment to environmental sustainability by reducing carbon emissions by 3,479 tons per year, under a unique agreement to purchase power.


Joined by Mayor Michael B. Hancock, OakLeaf Energy Partners, Enfinity America Corporation, Namasté Solar, and HUD Regional, the Denver Housing Authority will unveil the innovative Solar Power Partnership and celebrate one of its first completed solar electric systems at the Quigg Newton Homes location. DHA will also share its approach for long-term financial investment in clean, renewable energy, consistent with the Mayor's Office of Sustainability and Greenprint Denver.

WHAT: Press Conference

WHY: A Landmark 2.513MW Solar Electric Project

WHO: Mayor Michael B. Hancock, City and County of Denver
Ismael Guerrero, Executive Director, Denver Housing Authority
Heath Mackay, Commercial Project Developer, Namasté Solar
Representatives from Oak Leaf Energy Partners and Enfinity America Corporation
Rick Garcia, Regional Director, U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development

WHERE: Quigg Newton Homes
4590 Navajo Street

WHEN: Thursday, July 19, 2012

TIME: 10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

VISUALS: Photo opportunities for close-ups of the solar modules used in the project, multiple solar electric installations, including modules, wiring, inverters, and net meters, as well as partner interviews about the Solar Power Partnership.

ABOUT THE DENVER HOUSING AUTHORITY: DHA was established in 1938 as a quasi-municipal corporation with an annual budget of $150 million. DHA serves 26,000 very low, low and middle-income residents and manages over 11,000 units located throughout the city. For more information go to http://www.denverhousing.org

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