Johnstown City Council Approves Solar Power Installation – Loveland Reporter-Herald


Johnstown City Council this week approved a use by special review and subdivision platform for SunCatcher, a solar power facility that will be located on 44 acres at the southwest corner of Telep Avenue and Weld County Road 46.

The installation, which will be developed by Denver-based Pivot Energy, will consist of 17,000 to 20,000 solar panels. The project is expected to be developed in two phases, with 26 acres built in the first phase and 18 acres in the second.

Kyle Sundman, director of project development for Pivot Energy, said power generated from the solar farm will be sent to the Xcel Energy grid and then distributed to all Johnstown-area customers who have signed up for the community solar program. the city.

The solar panels will be single axis trackers, meaning they will start the day facing east and follow the sun as it crosses west. The panels will be eight feet high at their top.

Sundman said the panels will be high enough to allow cattle grazing as a secondary land use.

Pivot has developed similar projects for many other Colorado municipalities, including Denver, Breckenridge, and Jefferson County.

During the same meeting, the City Council also approved the subdivision flat for Ledge Rock Center East, part of the 237-acre planned community at Colorado Highway 60 and Interstate 25 which, at full construction, is expected to include 750,000 square feet. squares of commercial space and nearly 1,200 residential units.

The flat approved by council this week consists of 155 acres south of Highway 60 and east of High Plains Boulevard and includes eight commercial lots. Tenants aboard the Ledge Rock Center so far include Murdoch’s Ranch & Home Supply, Starbucks and Boot Barn.

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