LES plans to dedicate solar park

By Nicholas Bergin, Lincoln Journal Star

LES solar park

Lincoln Electric System plans to dedicate the state’s first commercial solar energy park next month and commemorate the event with tours for SunShares supporters. Construction on the nearly 5-megawatt facility began in March, and it went online in late June, producing enough electricity to power about 900 homes . , . LES officials have said it’s also a possible stepping stone to additional solar projects . . . LES will host a dedication ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 16, which will be live broadcast on the Cube in the West Haymarket’s Railyard, then take people from the Railyard for two one-hour tours. The first bus leaves the Railyard at 11 a.m. and the second at 12:30 p.m. Space is limited. Read more here.

Photo: Rafeal Bermudes works on LES’s community solar project at Northwest 75th and Holdrege Streets. Credit: Eric Gregory, Lincoln Journal Star

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