Will build, own and operate individual solar facilities for businesses
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 16, 2016) — Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company and Kentucky-based Solar Energy Solutions have partnered for LG&E and KU business and industrial customers interested in solar energy.
LG&E and KU will build, own and operate individual solar facilities for interested business and industrial customers on their properties. The solar systems may include ground or rooftop solar arrays and can range in size from 30 kilowatts to 5 megawatts, and each customized project will be subject to approval by the Kentucky Public Service Commission.
This new customer offering expands LG&E and KU’s solar initiatives; the first of which came in April as the company unveiled Kentucky’s largest universal solar facility at its E.W. Brown Generating Station in Mercer County. The 10-megawatt solar facility is expected to produce 19,000 megawatt-hours of energy annually, enough to power 1,500 homes — based on a usage of 1,000 kilowatt hours per month and considering all available hours of sunlight.