Texas Utility Spreads the Benefits from Solar Power
- Jan 18, 2019 1:14 am GMT
A small municipal utility in Texas is taking advantage of the falling cost of solar power to serve low-income customers, with benefits shared by local non-profits and public agencies.
The Kerrville Public Utility Board, or KPUB, is partnering with Schreiner University and the MO-Ranch to develop a community solar project that will provide power to 185 low-income renters in Kerrville. The project will lease land from a local non-profit, providing long term revenues to support their mission.
Kerrville Area Solar Partners is among 170 teams nationwide that are competing in the US Department of Energy’s Solar In Your Community Challenge, a $5 million contest that supports “innovative and replicable community-based solar business models and programs that will bring solar to underserved communities.”
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