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Kerrville welcomes solar power


City of Kerrville representatives, including Mayor Bill Blackburn, had the honor of attending a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, June 12, at Schreiner University as the Kerrville Public Utility Board celebrated the completion of four solar arrays around the community. A solar array is a grouping of solar panels that capture and transform the energy from sunlight into electricity.

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KPUB is partnering with the City of Kerrville, Schreiner University, Mo-Ranch, Schneider Engineering, RES Americas and NextEra to supply energy needs to nonprofits and low- to moderate-income housing properties. KPUB-led Kerrville Area Solar Partners were recently named the winners of a national competition by the Department of Energy to expand solar electricity access within the community to low-to-moderate income families. Under KPUB’s operation, the City of Kerrville, Schreiner University and Mo-Ranch are all solar partners in the project that are hosting large, ground-mounted solar power producing systems ranging in size from 4 to 14 acres.

Currently, the new solar sites have the capacity to serve almost 700 subsidized housing units for low-income families, with local developer The MacDonald Companies already contracting for service on 301 of its apartment units.

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To inquire about solar needs, please contact KPUB’s Jo Anderson at 792-8223.

For a good view of the solar sites, click here.

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