1-MW community solar project now producing energy for subscribers in Kentucky
Solar Alliance Energy has completed a 1-MW community solar project in Kentucky for Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company.
The solar system, which consists of phases 3 and 4 of LG&E and KU’s Solar Share facility in Simpsonville, is now fully operational and producing power for subscribers. Solar Alliance worked on these and other projects with Boyd CAT, a regional Caterpillar dealer, as the two companies expanded the portfolio of solar projects they partner with.
“The Solar Share program illustrates LG&E and KU’s commitment to providing renewable energy to its customers and we are proud to support that initiative,” said Myke Clark, CEO of Solar Alliance. “The Kentucky solar market is growing rapidly and we look forward to meeting that increasing demand. Our partnership with Boyd CAT continues to grow and positions us well to provide cost-effective, clean energy to a growing number of utilities and businesses.”
A total of eight 500 kW Solar Share sections are planned for the Simpsonville facility, for a total of 4 MW. The construction of each section is complete when each section is fully enrolled. The tool is currently accepting subscriptions to the fifth section, which is now nearly 80% subscribed.
“Watching the development of the site evolve and knowing it is a direct result of the interest and participation of our customers has been both exciting and rewarding,” said Eileen Saunders, vice president-customer services of LG&E and KU. “We developed this program in response to their desire to support local solar generation and we are excited to continue to help all of our customer categories achieve their personal and professional sustainability goals.”
News release from Solar Alliance Energy