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Tennessee — Solar Alliance announced that construction has been completed at a 1-megawatt solar project in Kentucky for Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company, part of the PPL Corporation family of companies.

The solar system, which consists of Phase 3 and 4 of LG&E and KU’s Solar Share facility in Simpsonville, is now fully operational and producing energy for subscribing customers. Solar Alliance worked with Boyd CAT, a regional Caterpillar dealer, on this and other projects as the two companies expand the portfolio of solar projects they are partnering on.

“The Solar Share program illustrates LG&E and KU’s commitment to providing renewable energy to its customers and we are proud to support that initiative,” said Solar Alliance CEO Myke Clark. “The Kentucky solar market is growing rapidly, and we look forward to meeting that increasing demand. Our partnership with Boyd CAT continues to grow and positions us well to provide cost-effective, clean energy to a growing number of utilities and businesses.”

A total of eight 500-kilowatt Solar Share sections are planned for the Simpsonville facility, for a total of 4 megawatts. Construction of each section is completed as each becomes fully subscribed. The utility is currently accepting enrollments for the fifth section, which is now nearly 80% subscribed.

“Watching the site develop and knowing it is a direct result of our customers’ interest and participation has been both exciting and rewarding,” said LG&E and KU Vice President-Customer Services Eileen Saunders. “We developed this program in response to their desire to support local solar generation and we’re pleased to continue helping all of our customer categories advance their personal and professional sustainability goals.”

Derick Lila
Derick is a Clark University graduate—and Fulbright alumni with a Master's Degree in Environmental Science, and Policy. He has over a decade of solar industry research, marketing, and content strategy experience.

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