Evergy completes Arkansas city’s first solar project
Evergy completed construction of a 1.92 MW solar system in Paragould, Arkansas, which began commercial operation this month. The array uses bifacial solar panels in combination with: schletter single-axis trackers – the first Schletter trackers installed in the United States – optimize the efficiency of the solar panel over its lifetime. The 4,692 panels will generate approximately 3.4 million kWh annually.
“At Evergy, our goal was to ensure that the energy generated from the new solar panel is the cheapest peak power source in the world. [Paragould Light Water & Cable’s] energy portfolio. We are excited to partner with PLWC to bring clean energy solutions to Paragould’s customers,” said Lloyd Jackson, managing director of Evergy Energy Partners.
Paragould, a city of more than 26,000 inhabitants, began planning the solar project in 2020 and selected Evergy through an application process.
“We are proud to be able to provide solar power to the people of Paragould, and we do so with Evergy, a trusted partner for 18 years,” said Darrell Phillips, CEO of PWLC. “PLWC continues a progressive path with our recent 1-GIG Internet launch, and now we are generating solar power in an exciting new way. We are building a superior infrastructure in our city and providing reliable products for our friends and neighbors.”
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