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GARNET MESA SOLAR FARM

When complete, the Garnet Mesa Solar Farm in Delta County, Colorado, will produce enough energy for 18,000 homes per year, and provide grazing land for approximately 1000 sheep!

ABOUT THE

GARNET MESA SOLAR FARM

The Garnet Mesa Solar Farm is a planned 80 megawatt (MW) agrivoltaic solar generating facility located approximately 5 miles east of Delta, CO near the intersection of G Rd and 2100 Rd. Guzman Energy, Citra Power, and DMEA are working together to develop the array.

The Garnet Mesa Solar Farm will sit on 383 acres. When complete, the farm will produce more than 194,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity each year, enough energy for 18,000 homes.

DMEA will directly purchase a portion of the energy produced by Garnet Mesa Solar, which will help DMEA reach approximately 20% local power generation. Guzman Energy will offtake the rest of the power generated to serve additional Guzman wholesale power customers.

Follow Our Progress!

As of March 4, 2024...

Planning
  • Finalizing system technical parameters and major equipment suppliers. 
  • Issuing purchase orders for long lead materials. 
Design & preconstruction
  • Completing detailed construction plans for the facility.
  • Engaging with contractors and finalizing construction sequencing and contracts.
  • Integrating site irrigation and sheep grazing plan into design.
Construction
  • Mobilizing construction teams to install all site equipment. 
Testing
  • Verification that solar trackers are following the sun, the inverters are responding to commands, and the system as a whole is integrated successfully into the utility system. 
Operational
  • Move in sheep herd for ongoing grazing.
  • Continue to provide clean, reliable energy to DMEA and other Guzman Energy customers. 

Recent Updates

Garnet Mesa solar farm gets green light

Those in favor of bringing a solar energy system to Delta mentioned helping the environment, additional tax revenue for the city, cheaper rates for customers and having a local energy source as reasons to support the proposal.

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The Garnet Mesa Solar Farm is a planned 80 megawatt (MW) solar agrivoltaic generating facility located near Delta, Colorado.

Garnet Mesa Solar Farm is owned by Garnet Mesa Solar LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Guzman Energy.