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LES to launch community solar program tomorrow

From the August 1, 2014 issue of Public Power Daily

Originally published August 1, 2014

By Jeannine Anderson
The Lincoln Electric System in Nebraska is launching a community solar program, LES SunShares, tomorrow. Among those confirmed to speak are Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler and LES Administrator and Chief Executive Officer Kevin G. Wailes.

"Not everyone can afford to put solar on the roof," the city-owned utility noted. Through the new program, customers will be able to support solar power in their community for as little as $3 per month, LES said.

Customer participation is voluntary, and could help LES build a solar farm with as much as 10 megawatts of solar-generated electricity, the utility said.

The program will run through 2034, and customers can start enrolling tomorrow.

Construction and commercial operation of the facility are scheduled for next year.


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