Two solar installations in Bayfield that have cut energy costs and reduced carbon dioxide emissions for affordable and low-income housing communities have recently been completed, concluding this year’s Southwest Solar Barn Raising program.
Ribbon cuttings will be held for both projects completed under the program,including a 6.8 kilowatt rooftop solar photovoltaic system on a Bayfield residence built by Habitat for Humanity of La Plata County, as well as a 16.3 kilowatt solar array at Southwest Horizon Ranch.
The first celebration will be held from 4 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Cuellar family residence, 620 Fox Farm Circle in Bayfield.
The second will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 14 at Southwest Horizon Ranch, 44 Twin Pines Lane in Durango.
Both projects offset energy costs for the residents.