60-Acre Solar Farm Offers Benefits of Renewable Power to South Kentucky RECC Members

Construction is under way on a 60-acre solar farm in Kentucky, and South Kentucky RECC's members will have an opportunity reap the benefits for their home or business.

South Kentucky RECC and the 15 other co-ops of Kentucky's Touchstone Energy Cooperatives are partnering to build the not-for-profit Cooperative Solar Farm One, which will feature 32,300 solar panels when it is completed in November.

"Cooperative Solar is an ideal opportunity for South Kentucky RECC's member to reap the benefits of renewable solar energy without the hassles of installing and maintaining solar panels on your home," said SKRECC CEO Allen Anderson.

The electric cooperatives gathered last week to celebrate the groundbreaking for the solar farm.

For a one-time payment of $460 per panel, participating members will receive a 25-year license for a panel. That means they will get credit on their monthly power bill for the value of the energy generated by their share of the solar farm. In addition, they can monitor panel performance online.

For more information and to sign up, visit www.CooperativeSolar.com or call South Kentucky RECC and speak to an energy advisor.

This photo shows what the solar farm will look like upon completion.

South Kentucky RECC Director for District 6 and East Kentucky Power Representative Boris Haynes, East Kentucky Power CEO Tony Campbell, and SKRECC CEO Allen Anderson break ground for the new Cooperative Solar Farm One being built in Winchester.