The U.S. General Services Administration's (GSA) Denver Federal Center (DFC) campus is nearing the completion of its nearly 7MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project. This project, combined with an existing 1.2 MW solar park, will provide more than 15 percent of the DFC's electrical needs annually. The combined capacity of all of the solar arrays is enough to power 1,064 residential homes for one year. The project's final phase, originally designed for 3.45 MW, has been increased to 3.5 MW. All told, the project is GSA's largest solar installation in the United States, and all campus PV is expected to be online by the end of 2011. E Light Wind and Solar Inc., Englewood, Colo., the contractor on the project, is installing 14,352 245W solar panels manufactured by SolarWorld at its factories in Camarillo, Calif., and Hillsboro, Ore., as well as products from other U.S. technology manufacturers.
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