Even in Disaster, Lumos LSX Solar Modules Shine at Western Disposal HQ
Colorado’s Largest Solar Awning Supports Clean-Up following Floods
BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Completed before the epic Colorado floods, Western Disposal’s 198kW PV solar awning is a solar milestone as Colorado’s largest solar awning. The awning stands over 30 ft tall and has been built to shade Western’s large natural gas fueling station.
The durability of the system was tested to its fullest when Colorado was hit by unprecedented rains that caused massive flooding in the state. “The waters from the nearby flooded pond reached the array’s closest columns and 3 days of constant rain and wind tested the workmanship of the Lumos LSX Module System in an environment unmatched in any laboratory. There was no damage to the modules and they continue to generate energy to support Western Disposal’s recovery efforts,” says Scott Franklin, CEO of Lumos Solar.
Following the devastation of the floods, Western Disposal called ‘all hands on deck’ to meet the increasing needs of the local community during the clean up. The trucks and the facility are running at full capacity to bring normalcy to the shaken community as quickly as possible. “Western Disposal is a part of this community. It is important that we help bring things back to normal. The power generated by the Lumos LSX modules is helping us do this,” comments Frank Bruno, President of Western Disposal.
The entire project was designed, constructed and supplied by Boulder, CO based businesses: Lighthouse Solar completed the solar system installation; Lumos Solar supplied the unique frameless LSX solar modules that created the solar awning; and the steel support structure and foundations were built by Wyatt construction.
Watch the time lapse build of the Western Disposal Awning on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEaQEgb_4Zg
About Lumos Solar
Lumos Solar is a Boulder, CO based company dedicated to providing differentiated, high-value solar energy products ideal for multiple design applications. Our mission is to facilitate the use of clean, free and unlimited solar energy by delivering quality, cost effective solutions to the solar energy industry. We design and deliver solar electric solutions to meet America’s ever-increasing energy demands. For more information, visit us at www.lumossolar.com.
About Western Disposal
Western Disposal is a locally-owned, locally managed and locally invested hauling business that serves Boulder and Broomfield Counties by collecting various materials and transporting them to either a place where the materials will be processed to be used again or to a landfill. Since 1970 we have been proud partners helping our customers take the next steps to zero waste, offering safe, clean, dependable and professional service. http://www.westerndisposal.com/
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