Project slated to come online in February 2018
Columbus, Neb. – Starting Sept. 15, 2017, residential and commercial customers who live in Kearney will have the opportunity to purchase solar shares in the City’s SunWise Community Solar Program. The facility, which will be constructed in Kearney’s Tech oNE Crossing Technology Park, is expected to come online early next year. NPPD has been working with Kearney officials over the past year to develop their respective program, which will be the third of its kind in the state.
“NPPD’s community solar program enables NPPD to partner with its retail communities interested in pursuing their own solar projects,” said NPPD Retail General Manager Tim Arlt. “Under this program, NPPD works with the community and a selected developer to purchase the output of a solar unit. End-use customers can then participate in the program and pay for shares via their electric bill.”
Photo Credit: Nebraska TV (NTV)
ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED READING
- UNK will purchase more than half of the electricity from Nebraska’s largest solar farm in Kearney, Omaha World-Herald
- Going green: Kearney on renewable energy map, Kearney Hub Opinion
- Resources for Nebraska Cities & Towns Considering a Community Solar Project
What is SunWise?
SunWise is a community solar program available in participating Nebraska Public Power District retail communities. Eligible customers have the opportunity to use solar energy to partially power their homes and businesses without the need to invest in a rooftop or home-based system.
- Venango – fully subscribed
- Scottsbluff – fully subscribed
- Kearney – shares available starting September 15, 2017