UTILITY SCALE: 1.37MW AEC CO-OP COMMUNITY SOLAR

 

 

ARiES partner Appalachian Electric Cooperative on January 12, 2017 officially powered on its 1.37 megawatt community solar installation in New Market, Tennessee. It was the first utility-scale community solar project in the state.

Appalachian Electric Cooperative broke ground in 2016 on the solar array. In conjunction with the project AEC and ARiES designed and launched a Co-op Community Solar  initiative to allow cooperative members to subscribe to the clean energy produced. More than 200 of the cooperative’s members had already subscribed by the time the array went live.

Look back at construction progress on the AEC Community Solar Facebook page and view timelapse videos on the ARiES Solar YouTube channel.

PROJECT DETAILS

  • Project Designed & Managed by ARiES Solar , LLC
  • Project Installed with robotic technology from Brittmore Group
  • Project: Co-op Community Solar – 1.37 MW Solar Photovoltaic System
  • Power Production: Over 1,712 megawatt-hours annually
  • Carbon Offset: Over 1,254 tons of CO2 annually

 EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS

  • Solar Panels: 9,471 Stion 145-watt solar modules. Made in the USA
  • Inverter: 48 Solectria 28 kW inverters
  • Mounting: Brittmore Solway GM2 ground mount PV racking system

 GRANTS AND INCENTIVES

  • This project was made possible in part through a grant provided by the Tennessee Valley Authority; it is one of only two pilot programs to receive this funding in the entire Valley region. Project costs will be fully funded through revenue generated via a power purchase agreement with TVA.

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