Salt River Project Launches Community Solar Program
September 14, 2011Salt River Project (SRP) launched its Community Solar program, allowing schools, businesses and residents to utilize solar power. Solar power for the program is produced at SRP's 20 megawatt (MW) PV Copper Crossing Solar Ranch, which was built by Iberdrola Renewables. About 39% (7.8 MW) of the solar energy generated at Copper Crossing will provide electricity for area schools at a fixed rate of 9.9 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) over a period of 10 years.
About 2 MW of the community solar power is dedicated for residential customers. Beginning September 1st, residential customers may purchase up to 5 kWh blocks of solar power, at a rate of about $4 per block. More than 100 schools and about 25 residential customers are already participating in SRP's Community Solar program.
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