Oxford Recycling adds a 350 kW PV system to its facility in Englewood, Colorado. The ballasted ground-mount system is being implemented by Clean Energy Direct to ensure safe operation over the brownfield land it’s installed on.
Rooftop solar has already made its way into recycling facilities, where it has proved a great fit. Oxford Recycling, a company specializing in recycled construction materials, has realized this and is adding solar to its facility in Englewood, Colorado. The company has selected Clean Energy Direct, a Denver-based solar EPC contractor, to install and support its new 350 kW PV solar system, which will produce electricity for its recycling operations.
“We chose to add solar to our operation to further our goal of preserving our natural resources and environment,” says John Kent, President of Oxford Recycling. “We’ve dedicated over an acre of our operating facility to the installation knowing it will more than pay for itself in the years to come in both energy savings and environmental benefits.”
While some landfills have been converted to solar farms, Oxford Recycling decided to locate their company on one all the way back in 1979. It’s rather poetic that they reclaimed the land to create repurposed products. The ballasted ground-mount solar array respects the unique constraints of the brownfield situation and is expected to generate enough electricity to power 70 homes.
“We’re extremely pleased to be working with Oxford Recycling on this project; helping them fulfill their vision and ours of supporting projects with multifaceted environmental benefits like energy offset and constructive land use,” says Mark Clifton, Director of Clean Energy Direct. Clifton adds, “We’re using proven components assembled to a site-specific engineering solution for the Oxford Recycling project, we want the system to perform to their high standards of efficiency for years to come.”