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CSU Agrivoltaics Testing Site
CSU ARDEC South
15kW
Agrivoltaic Research

Sandbox Solar has an ongoing agrivoltaic research project in partnership with the Colorado State University Research Farm at ARDEC South. Thanks to funding secured from the USDA SBIR grant, Sandbox Solar was able to install 9 separate agrivoltaic arrays. These arrays test certain crop types with varying solar panel transparency to measure the results. Sandbox Solar and the CSU Department of Agriculture utilize this research for educational and practical implementation.

Since installing these arrays, Sandbox Solar has developed an agrivoltaic design software called SPADE that allows farmers to design their own agrivoltaic array based on the climate, crop type, and array configuration that they select before installation. Using SPADE, Sandbox has installed two large agrivoltaic solar projects for local commercial farms in Fort Collins with research gathered from this site. 

These Agrivoltaic Projects Include:

Spring Hill Greens Bifacial Agrivoltaic Fence

Native Hill Bifacial Agrivoltaic Array

Sandbox Solar and CSU’s ARDEC South Research Farm plan to build more agrivoltaic arrays on the farms to continue the groundbreaking research being made. Follow our social media for more information on agrivoltaic updates!

Interested in learning more about Agrivoltaics? 

Here are some links you can check out!

Agrivoltaics – Sandbox Solar information page

SPADE – Sandbox Solar Agrivoltaics Modeling Software

Spring Hill Greens Agrivoltaic Solar Fence – Agrivoltaic Project Page

Contact Us – Get more information about Agrvoltaics

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Native Hill Farms Solar Agrivoltaics | 16kW

Native Hill Farms Solar Agrivoltaics | 16kW

CSU Agrivoltaics Research Farm | Sandbox Solar

CSU Agrivoltaics Research Farm | Sandbox Solar

Fort Collins Solar Carport | 48 kW

Fort Collins Solar Carport | 48 kW

Solar United Neighbors | Broomfield

Solar United Neighbors | Broomfield

Broomfield Home Solar | 8 kW

Broomfield Home Solar | 8 kW

Broomfield Home Solar | 7 kW

Broomfield Home Solar | 7 kW

Broomfield Concrete Tile Solar Array | 5 kW

Broomfield Concrete Tile Solar Array | 5 kW

Red Feather Lakes Community Library Solar Project

Red Feather Lakes Community Library Solar Project

Fort Collins Solar Roof | 4 kW

Fort Collins Solar Roof | 4 kW

Johnstown CO Home Solar | 6 kW

Johnstown CO Home Solar | 6 kW

Fort Collins Utilities | 50 kW Solar Project

Fort Collins Utilities | 50 kW Solar Project

Johnstown Solar Installation | 7kW

Johnstown Solar Installation | 7kW

Broomfield Home Solar | 9kW

Broomfield Home Solar | 9kW

Broomfield Solar Installation | 10kW

Broomfield Solar Installation | 10kW

Broomfield Solar Roof | 12kW

Broomfield Solar Roof | 12kW

Greeley Solar Installation | 25kW

Greeley Solar Installation | 25kW

Greeley Home Solar | 12kW

Greeley Home Solar | 12kW

Greeley Solar Roof | 8kW

Greeley Solar Roof | 8kW

Northglenn Solar Roof | 15 kW

Northglenn Solar Roof | 15 kW

Loveland Solar Ground Mount | 15 kW

Loveland Solar Ground Mount | 15 kW

L’Avenir: Living Building Challenge

L’Avenir: Living Building Challenge

Fort Collins Home Solar | 9 kW

Fort Collins Home Solar | 9 kW

AZTLAN Community Center

AZTLAN Community Center

Spring Hill Greens | Fort Collins Agrivoltaics

Spring Hill Greens | Fort Collins Agrivoltaics

Rist Canyon Ground Mount – 15 kW

Rist Canyon Ground Mount – 15 kW

Horsetooth, Fort Collins – 11 kW

Horsetooth, Fort Collins – 11 kW

Loveland – 14 kW

Loveland – 14 kW

Fort Collins Foothills – 7.2 kW

Fort Collins Foothills – 7.2 kW

Old Town, Fort Collins – 9.3 kW

Old Town, Fort Collins – 9.3 kW

Fort Collins – 5.4 kW

Fort Collins – 5.4 kW

Laporte – 7.5 kW

Laporte – 7.5 kW

Mid-Town, Fort Collins – 6 kW

Mid-Town, Fort Collins – 6 kW

Fort Collins – 6.3 kW

Fort Collins – 6.3 kW

Estes Park – 7.8 kW

Estes Park – 7.8 kW

Fort Collins 4.6 kW

Fort Collins 4.6 kW

Fort Collins North – 6.9 kW

Fort Collins North – 6.9 kW

Greeley – 6.4 kW

Greeley – 6.4 kW

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In-Situ Carport with EV Charging

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