With the installation of a new solar voltaic system complete at the Montrose Wastewater Treatment Plant things are looking bright for Bright Leaf Power Company. The Montrose based alternative energy specialists currently employ 68 people on the Western Slope and, says Sales Director Gary Bustin, the company plans on adding 70 new positions to their Montrose headquarters within a year.
Bustin says Bright Leaf currently only markets its solar energy systems for larger commercial and municipal projects. Montrose is the first municipality that Bright Leaf has installed the solar voltaic system for and if all goes well for Bright Leaf more municipalities in the region and state will commission similar projects. The system installed at the city’s Wastewater Treatment Plant is projected to save the city about $8-thousand annually and pay for itself, regarding the city’s funding contribution to the project, within 6-years.