Colorado 303-443-0115
Montana 406-412-3595
Independent Power Systems Boulder Valley Christian Church Get A Free Quote

A Solar-Powered Boulder Church


The Boulder Valley Christian Church commissioned IPS to install a 109.98 kW ground-mounted solar array near their facility in Boulder, Colorado.

Project Highlights

Location: Boulder, Colorado

System Size: 109.98 kW

Est. CO2 Offset: 263,471 lbs/yr

Project Type: Commercial Solar

Client: Boulder Valley Christian Church


To reflect their strong commitment to environmental stewardship, the Boulder Valley Christian Church (BVCC) contracted Independent Power to design and install a 109.98 kW ground-mounted commercial solar array consisting of 468 SunPower SER-235P modules and a Satcon PVS-100 480 volt inverter. After it was determined that the Church’s roof would not produce the desired energy yield due to its low angle and east/west orientation, an alternative site was proposed adjacent to the BVCC community garden. Although the ground-mount racking system increased the cost of installation per kW, the new location saw an estimated 20% increase in annual energy production, more than offsetting the system’s upfront costs. Boulder Valley Christian Church now operates at over 90% solar electricity. The system is expected to offset 263,471 lbs of carbon per year.

"Going with solar power was a natural extension of the values of Boulder Valley Christian Church. We strive to be good stewards of everything God has entrusted us with, and solar is a great way to preserve the environment with clean, green energy, and an added bonus is the significant cost savings."



  • Afghanistan
  • Alpine Botanicals
  • Arby's Bozeman
  • Belgrade Professional Center
  • Billings Food Bank
  • Bloomin
  • Boulder Commons
  • Boulder County Courthouse
  • Boulder Housing Partners
  • Boulder Nissan
  • Boulder Valley Christian Church
  • Bozeman City Hall
  • Bozeman Public Library
  • Cartwright Building
  • Centennial Immigration Center
  • Centura Health Clinic
  • Christ The King Lutheran Church
  • Colorado College
  • Coors Field
  • Coyote Mountain Lodge
  • Death Valley
  • Denver Beer
  • Diego Garcia
  • Discovery Lodge
  • Fergus Electric Coop Solar Garden
  • First Bank
  • Helena Food Share
  • Holiday Condos
  • Holiday Neighborhood Boulder
  • Howdy
  • Kong
  • Kyocera
  • Lewistown Public Library
  • Mountain Sun Brewery
  • New Frontier Research And Technology
  • Pharmaca
  • Red Lodge Carnegie Library
  • Rocky Mountain Ecodharma Retreat Center
  • Rocky Mountain National Park Trail Ridge Store
  • Simms Fishing Headquarters
  • Sparkfun Electronics
  • St James Episcopal Church
  • Sterling University Peaks
  • Trojan Storage
  • University Corporation For Atmospheric Research Ucar
  • Via Mobility
  • Weld County Garage
  • Whitehall Power Tower
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • BVCC
  • Rocky Mountain ECODHARMA Retreat Center
  • Weld County Garage
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • City of Boulder
  • Denver Beer Co.
  • National Park Service
Real Reviews Hear From Our Valued Customers
“IPS so very attentive and communicated well throughout our project.” - Emily A