BREC to open Community Solar Array


With April 28 ribbon-cutting ceremony

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Photo courtesy of Broad River Electric Cooperative These Community Solar array panels at the Broad River Electric Auditorium in Gaffney are part of Broad River Electric Cooperative's efforts to provide environmentally-friendly solar power to its customers. A ribbon-cutting ceremony formally inaugurating the operation of the 150 kW solar array at the Electric Auditorium, 811 Hamrick Street, Gaffney, on Friday, April 28 at 9 a.m.


GAFFNEY — The power of the sun is now available to the customers of Broad River Electric Cooperative.

In a statement released Thursday, the BREC announced that it will hold a ribbon-cutting for its recently constructed Community Solar canopies on Friday, April 28 at 9 a.m. The event will take place at the site of the array, in front of Broad River Electric Auditorium at 811 Hamrick Street in Gaffney.

The press release states that Community Solar means multiple people get electricity from the 150 kW solar array, offering a convenient option for members who want to buy power from a renewable resource. The array will not only provide energy from the sun, but also coverage from it.

Along with cooperative officials, the press release states that the BREC is honored to have legislators Senator Harvey Peeler and Representative Steve Moss as featured speakers.

The press release states that Rep. Moss is a member of Broad River Electric Cooperative and is participating in the Community Solar program. It further states that, like Rep. Moss, members of Broad River Electric can subscribe to a portion of the energy the array produces. For every kWh their units produce, they will receive a 10-cent credit toward their bill. Each unit is projected to produce an average of 150 kWh per month. To subscribe, members must pay a $99 participation fee and sign an agreement. For every unit a member subscribes (1-4), there is a $14.75 monthly fee.

Members interested in subscribing should call Broad River Electric at 866-687-2667.

“We are excited to make this innovative program available to our members,” said Broad River Electric CEO Terry Mallard. “Investing in and putting up a solar array at their homes is just not a viable option for many of the people we serve. We think Community Solar is a low risk, easy way to invest in renewable energy.”

Following the ribbon-cutting, there will be a brief reception inside the auditorium. In addition to refreshments, the reception will include instructional stations concerning solar energy production.

About BREC

Broad River Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a non-profit, member-owned electricity distribution cooperative. The cooperative provides safe, reliable, quality services to more than 18,000 homes and businesses in Cherokee, Spartanburg Union and Newberry counties in South Carolina and Cleveland, Polk and Rutherford counties in North Carolina. ##

Photo courtesy of Broad River Electric Cooperative
These Community Solar array panels at the Broad River Electric Auditorium in Gaffney are part of Broad River Electric Cooperative’s efforts to provide environmentally-friendly solar power to its customers. A ribbon-cutting ceremony formally inaugurating the operation of the 150 kW solar array at the Electric Auditorium, 811 Hamrick Street, Gaffney, on Friday, April 28 at 9 a.m.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/web1_thumbnail_Solar-Panels_Above.jpgPhoto courtesy of Broad River Electric Cooperative
These Community Solar array panels at the Broad River Electric Auditorium in Gaffney are part of Broad River Electric Cooperative’s efforts to provide environmentally-friendly solar power to its customers. A ribbon-cutting ceremony formally inaugurating the operation of the 150 kW solar array at the Electric Auditorium, 811 Hamrick Street, Gaffney, on Friday, April 28 at 9 a.m.
With April 28 ribbon-cutting ceremony

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