Kentucky utilities start first project in 4-MW shared solar portfolio

Solar Alliance Energy announced it has commenced construction on a 500-kW shared solar project in Kentucky for Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company, regulated utilities that serve more than 1.3 million customers.

The project represents section five of LG&E and KU’s Solar Share Programa cost-effective option available to the utilities’ residential, business and industrial customers who want to support solar energy for as little as 20 cents per day.

“Solar Alliance is proud to be building another large solar project in Kentucky for this utility partner,” said Solar Alliance CEO Myke Clark. “Our contracted pipeline of large solar projects is growing, and this is the latest example of the type of project we are consistently delivering for our customers.”

The contract includes an option for LG&E and KU to select Solar Alliance to build an additional 500-kW system at the same location. A total of eight 500-kW Solar Share sections are planned for the Simpsonville facility, for a total of four megawatts. Under the terms of the contract, the identity of the customer was confidential until the commencement of construction.

“Our portfolio of tools and programs, like Solar Share, make it possible for customers to support renewable energy sources right here in Kentucky and the region,” said LG&E and KU VP-customer services Eileen Saunders. “We’re providing information in near-real time, simplifying the processes and partnering with customers who are interested in finding cost-effective solutions to achieve their sustainability goals.”

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