Mystery solved: That secretive solar farm in western Colorado? It’s officially a crypto mine – By Mark Jaffe (Colorado Sun) / June 28, 2022
After China banned crypto mining in 2021, miners have been scrambling to find new homes in rural areas across the U.S.
Mystery solved. The hush-hush solar development in Olathe is sub rosa no more. The old Louisiana Pacific lumber mill along U.S. 50 is home to a cryptocurrency mine.
Aspen Creek Digital Corporation announced late last week that its “high-performance” bitcoin mining center is now operating on the site and is linked to the 10-megawatt solar fields that cover acres and acres around the old mill.
“ADC was founded with a simple premise in mind, which is to create a sustainable source of renewable energy to power our operations and put renewables back on the grid,” Aspen Creek Digital’s CEO Alexandra DaCosta said in a statement.