Jan. 22, 2015Silt water plant scores a solar winSolar array installed using private capital, delivers immediate savingsSilt Mayor Rick Aluise cuts a ribbon for the town’s new solar array.Photo by Kelley CoxUnder a sunny blue sky at midday on Jan. 22, 2015, Silt Mayor Rick Aluise wielded giant scissors to cut a ribbon for the

Nov. 19, 2015Solar array powering Battlement Mesa water plantRibbon cutting celebrates clean energy projectBattlement Mesa Metro District President Bill Nelson, center, uses giant scissors to cut a ribbon on the new solar array that will power the district’s water treatment plant. Garfield County Commissioner Mike Samson, fourth from left, and Garfield Clean Energy Board President

February 12, 2018Built-in energy efficiency pays off for new Garfield County Administration BuildingNew building in Rifle is ‘modern, comfortable, spacious and user-friendly’The Garfield County Administration Building in Rifle, built in 2016, is an example of using energy efficiency methods and materials from the ground up. Photo by John-Ryan LockmanHundred-year old historic buildings are often an

Garfield Co. Administration BuildingEnergy efficiency measures were built in from the beginning, with help from Xcel Energy’s Efficient Buildings program. Learn MoreBattlement Mesa Metro DistrictThe Metro District’s water plant is the fourth in Garfield County to be net-zero for electricity by using solar energy. Learn MoreSilt Water Treatment Plant Array756 solar panels will produce 234