The farm itself will encompass approximately 5 of the 10-acre plot being developed. The Community Solar farm would consist of approximately 3,900 panels, and anybody who is a customer of the Fremont Department of Utilities would have the opportunity to purchase solar shares that would cover up to 80 percent of their used Kilowatt-hours. Currently, more than 40-percent of the farm has been sold, with nearly 50 percent of signups happening within two weeks. Read more here.
Photo: Dodge County Courthouse. Credit: Chris Bristol
With the Fremont City Council unanimously approving a resolution during its Tuesday evening meeting authorizing $1.5 million in financing and allowing the Department of Utilities the authority to obtain participation commitments, it appears that the City of Fremont is moving ever closer to building its Community Solar Farm. Read morehere.
Photo: Central City’s solar project: What a community solar farm might look like in Fremont.
“More than 200 people interested in learning about the solar farm attended one of the presentations held the last weekend in January at the Home and Builders Show, and more than half have indicated they’re ready to join the community solar farm, said Brian Newton, general manager of the Department of Utilities and interim city administrator . . . Newton encourages people interested in learning more about the proposed solar farm to attend informational meetings about the proposed project being held at 7 p.m. Thursday and 5:30 p.m. Feb. 14 inside of the Fremont Municipal building’s Fremont City Council Chambers, 400 E. Military Ave. The February 14 (Valentine’s Day) meeting will precede the regular 7 p.m. Fremont City Council meeting. Read the entire article here.
Courtesy Photo: Central City, Nebraska: “What a community solar garden might look like in Fremont.”
A Fremont’s Department of Utilities’ survey conducted in July and August examining some of the technical aspects of solar energy showed that Fremont residents are highly interested in the prospect of solar energy . . . Paul Gifford, chairman of the Board of Public Works, was pleased with the findings. “The board was very pleased with the survey’s results and appreciates the suggestions and comments received from customers,” he said. “We will continue working on the project and will share more information through bill stuffers as well as hold several community meetings early next year.” Read more.
Photo: Central City’s 200-kilowatt solar farm developed by Cliff Mesner. If developed, the Fremont solar farm would be significantly larger at 1.7 million kilowatt hours per year, providing enough power to supply 140 average homes.