Project Introduction

Project Name: Mission Wolf

Location: Westcliffe, Colorado

Installed: November 2019

Installer: Metro Solar


Mission: Wolf is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that has provided a sanctuary home to wolves and wolf-dog crosses for over 30 years. Their mission is to inspire respect for the wild and connect people with nature. Mission Wolf is run by a group of dedicated and hard-working individuals, who live and work sustainably in the remote Wet Mountains of Southern Colorado.

Throughout the Summer of 2019, Metro Solar designed and installed a solar thermal radiant and domestic hot water heating system for Mission:Wolf in southwestern Colorado.

 According to Dave Woycio, Owner of Metro Solar “I had originally planned on getting them used solar collectors to keep they’re costs down but reached out to SunEarth.”

 This system was designed for the new visitor center – Jane’s Studio. The entire compound is off-grid and the equipment we install will be listed on diagrams for educational purposes.

 Jane’s Studio

The outer shell of our new 4,800 square-foot solar-powered agricultural shop and studio is fully standing at the bottom of the hill, complete with a beautiful finished roof. M:ission Wolf staff combated fierce snowstorms all year to get this building up, and it will be an incredible addition to Mission Wolf’s education efforts. This studio will provide a central location for visitors and volunteers in order to minimize the impact on the refuge and to assure that the shy wolves keep their sanctuary home.

Project Summary:

Location: Mission Wolf – Westcliffe, Colorado

Solar Collectors: 10 SunEarth 4’x 8’ Flat Plate Collectors (EP-32)

System Format: Solar pre-heated water for 
Annual energy Savings: 6,700 Therms
Rated Power Output: 40.81ft2*56 =2,285.36ft2/10.76 * 0.7 = 148.67kwh


Contact Information: 

SunEarth  www.sunearthinc.com

Metro Solar www.metrosolar.com

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