LG&E and KU to open fifth section at Solar Share facility

Published 12:21 pm Wednesday, July 27, 2022

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The fifth section at LG&E’s and Kentucky Utilities Solar Share share facility in Shelby County will become operational later this month.

According to information released by the company, the facility is presently home to 6,000 solar panels that produce two megawatts of power.

LG&E and KU’s primary contract partner to construct the fifth section of the Solar Share facility is Solar Alliance Energy Inc. Eight 500-kilowatt Solar Share sections are planned for the facility, for a total of 4 megawatts. The other three sections planned for the site will be built once subscription levels necessitate it.

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Since Solar Share launched in 2019, it has been part of a subscription-based program available to LG&E and KU’s residential, business, and industrial customers. Participating customers pay a monthly fee that the company says is an affordable alternative to the long-term expenses of a private solar panel system.

The company currently has over 2,000 customers participating in the program and offers plenty of resources for anyone considering signing up. The Renewable Choice Calculator found at www.lge-ku.com/renewables/calculator is an online tool to help customers figure out how much they might save per month.

Customers interested in the company’s sustainability offerings are encouraged to visit www./lge-ku.com/sustainability.

Company officials are excited about the program’s future and what it will offer customers.

“Our portfolio of sustainable tools and programs, like Solar Share, makes it possible for customers to support local and regional renewable energy on their own terms by personalizing their participation levels to match their interests,” said LG&E and KU President John Crockett. “Together with our customers, we’re empowering a cleaner, sustainable energy future for Kentucky.”