Kearney solar park ribbon cutting Monday

December 8, 2017

Kearney Hub logoKEARNEY — The ribbon cutting for Nebraska’s largest solar array will be at 2:30 p.m. Monday.

Partners in the project — the city, Nebraska Public Power District and SoCore Energy — announced the event on Thursday to celebrate Kearney’s new solar park at 4707 Antelope Ave.

The $11 million project will generate 5.8 megawatts of electricity, about 5 percent of Kearney’s peak demand. The ribbon cutting will take place on-site with Lt. Gov. Mike Foley and David Bracht, director of the Nebraska Energy Office, as guest speakers.

Solar shares still are available for purchase. Interested Kearney residents may sign up online for solar shares by clicking, and choosing the Kearney project.

Interested purchasers also may call NPPD at 877-275-6773. NPPD will review all solar requests and contact the subscriber with more information, including the customer’s program eligibility, cost, number of shares available, etc. before completing the purchase agreement.

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