Ashley-Chicot Electric Cooperative will build an advanced one megawatt solar system in the Hamburg area that will distribute the electricity generated locally through a Solar Power Service Agreement.
The company announced the plans June 1 in conjunction with its planned power service agreement partners, Today’s Power, Inc.
The eight-acre, 3,888-panel tracking system will be located behind one of ACEC’s distribution substations. According to the news release, the “system consists of 1.4 MW of DC installed and 1.0 MW of AC inverted.”
“This solar system will be among the most technologically advanced in the country,” TPI President Michael Henderson said. “It is a system in which the members of Ashley-Chicot can be proud.”
“The board and management of Ashley-Chicot Electric Cooperative are excited to bring utility-scale solar power to the area. Our solar facility will provide one megawatt of solar power which will be consumed locally. It will provide enough power to serve approximately 135 homes at peak production. It will allow us to avoid a portion of our power demand charges while delivering clean renewable power.”