Solar Energy Solutions on May 1 started construction on the first installation phase of a multi-phase Community Solar project installation for Kentucky public power utility Frankfort Plant Board.
In this project phase, Solar Energy Solutions will install a grid-tied 187 kW ground-mounted solar array that will generate more than 235,000 kWh in the first year. This means that in that time, the system will generate nearly 6,500,000 kWh of electricity.
SES provided additional design work and will complete site work for future phases, including vegetation clearing and fencing.
Frankfort Plant Board is pursuing this multiphase solar PV project to offer its customers an alternative to rooftop solar installation and reduce costs and barriers to entry for solar ownership.
The system will also provide low- and moderate-income customers with renewable energy options and savings.
The project will also help to make progress toward the community and Board's renewable energy goals and will support local solar businesses, jobs, and workforce development.
“The Frankfort Plant Board is working to make renewable energy options more accessible to all of our customers through numerous efforts,” said FPB General Manager Gary Zheng, “from our net metering policy and value of solar tariff to offering renewable energy credits and investing in a large-scale solar facility in Lyon County. This local community solar project with Solar Energy Solutions is special because it is tangible to our customers. They can see it right here in our community and can choose to be a part of it.”