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X-cel Energy Solar Facility Model

X-cel Energy Solar Facility

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    • Situated within the larger agricultural context of Colorado’s San Luis Basin, a small operations building will service a new 19 megawatt “solar farm.” From the highway the building sits into the landscape, immersed in a field of photovoltaic panels, its peaked roof another crest on the mountainous horizon. Wrapped in a taught metal skin, the building’s sculpted geometric form takes on an ambiguous sense of scale, shifting with perspective and its relationship to the field. Inside, programs radiate from a central conference space, with glazed walls maximizing available daylight and passive solar heating.
    • Studio Team
      Douglas Brown
      John Kane
      Jens Kolb
      Eric Vollmer


      Project Team
      Owner: Sunpower Corporation
      Civil: Jacobs Engineering
      Structural: Struktur Studio
      Mechanical/Plumbing/Electrical: Henderson Engineering
      Landscape: SJA
      Lighting: RC Lurie
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