Tribe plans 4,000 acre solar farm in southwest Colorado


Four-thousand acres. It’s the size of a solar farm proposed by the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe based in Towaoc, Colorado.

Located in the very southwest corner of Colorado, the Ute Mountain Ute Reservation wants to feature 2.2 million solar panels in the more than $1 billion project. It will be eight miles long and one mile wide in part of Montezuma County.

The tribe is in partnership with Canigou Group, an international renewable energy company to build what is called Sun Bear solar project. Electrek reported the tribe expects the solar farm to be operational in 2026.

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