By Jerry Purvis, Scottsbluff Star-Herald
Work continues on a five-megawatt solar array to supplement the electrical supply in the City of Scottsbluff. The solar array, located north of Scottsbluff near the Landers Soccer Complex, includes more than 14,000 solar panels that will track the sun throughout the day. It’s expected to be online sometime in the first quarter of 2020. It’s the second solar project in the community for Nebraska Public Power District. The first one, a 128-kilowatt array that went into operation in 2017, is located at the Scottsbluff NPPD offices on South Beltline Highway. Traditional power generation costs about $58 per megawatt to produce at the wholesale level. Because solar power comes in at a lower rate, it will help lower the overall cost of electricity for NPPD consumers. Continue reading here.
- NPPD’s SunWise Community Solar Program
- Request Community Solar: If you are an NPPD customer and would like to request community solar for your village, town or city, click here to submit the Sunwise Community Solar Interest Form.
NPPD Photo of Scottsbluff’s 128-kilowatt solar array
Previously Posted NPPD News Release: NPPD’s Scottsbluff solar project performing as expected