Tahoe Solar at Boreal Mountain
POWDR, a family-owned and operated adventure lifestyle company, will shine brighter on September 16, 2017, when its Boreal Mountain Resort unveils the beginning of the California ski industry’s largest on-site solar project.Once implemented, the 235 kW solar photovoltaic (pv) system mounted on the Woodward Bunker roof, is projected to generate more than 325,000 kWh of clean electricity annually, enough clean energy to power the equivalent of nearly 30 residential homes. The installation will offset more than 250 tons of carbon emissions, equivalent to removing 52 cars from the road annually. The new solar pv system is scheduled to be installed and operational by the beginning of the winter 2017/18 season.“The California sun is a beautiful thing,” said Amy Ohran, general manager of Boreal Mountain Resort. “Now we will do more than enjoy it while we partake in our year-round adventure lifestyle offerings. We can convert it into clean energy, which will supply 15 percent of the energy required to power the entire Boreal and Woodward campus.”“The OpTerra/ENGIE team is proud to contribute to POWDR’s ‘Play Forever’ long-term vision for sustainability at Boreal Mountain Resort,” shared John Mahoney, CEO and President of OpTerra Energy Services, an ENGIE company. “With this significant commitment to energy savings and a vision for enhancing the environmental footprint of adventure lifestyle opportunities in Northern California, Boreal’s new solar plan will set the pace for other leaders in the industry.On September 16, 2017, Boreal Mountain Resort’s annual Community Day will celebrate the solar installation with free and fun special programming open to the public, including the Red Bull Air Force Sky Divers, as well as discounted $10 access to the Woodward Bunker.Woodward is a leader in the youth culture movement and part of the POWDR Adventure Lifestyle Co. portfolio. It offers a world-class experience for both aspiring youth and professional athletes, with camps and programs that inspire, mentor and nurture kids through amazing activities in awesome places, including Woodward Tahoe.