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Despite weather, solar farm generating quality energy

By Sam Pimper, Schuyler Sun

There has been an abundance of cold, overcast days since the Schuyler Solar Farm’s December
2018 launch, but that hasn’t prevented the 500-panel system from doing its job. “I’ve really been pleasantly surprised that it produces kilowatt hours, even on some of these cloudy and cold
days where the sun has been so low,” said Jim McGowen, superintendent of the Schuyler
Department of Utilities. “It (the hours) hasn’t been humongous, but you would think that there
might not be any on those kinds of days.” Since going live Dec. 20, 2018, the farm has produced in excess of 53,600-kilowatt hours during an approximately 40-day stretch, McGowen said.

Schuyler Mayor Jon Knutson praised McGowen and his team for working on the project, noting he believes it will benefit the community. “Jim McGowen and the board are always forward
thinking … They do a nice job,” he said. “I’m certainly a believer in green energy … We will see
how it works out. If it does like it’s supposed to do, we will probably add on to the solar field we have.” Read more here.

Photo: GenPro Energy Solutions built the solar farm on a 33-acre plot of land along east 16th Street.

Solar Farm taking shape along east 16th Street

By Sam Pimper, Schuyler Sun / Columbus Telegram

Those making their way far enough down the stretch of east 16th Street in Schuyler have likely noticed the work taking place on an expansive 33-acre plot of land. The hours of labor transpiring at the location will soon result in the completion of a green energy project similar to ones in Nebraska cities like Fremont, Lincoln, Central City, Aurora and Lexington. A solar energy farm expected to go live in January 2019 is being erected in the town comprised of less than 10,000 people. Continue reading and view photos here.

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