Simple to Advanced

Improvements ranging from new light fixtures to a breakthrough solar installation help a Colorado plant cut energy usage by nearly 20 percent.
Simple to Advanced
Virgil Turner, left, and Brian Donowho, director of operations for BrightLeaf Power, discuss the concentrated solar units, which use a dual tracking system to help reach 70 percent efficiency.

“We’re starting to reap some of the benefits,” says Virgil Turner. He’s talking about the Montrose Wastewater Treatment Plant, which has seen a 17.5 percent reduction in the cost of energy since 2008 — saving the plant some $70,000 in a $1.3 million annual budget.

“We’ve been...

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