North Western Electric Cooperative and Buckeye Power are helping co-op members throughout the state take advantage of locally produced renewable energy - without the personal hassle and costs.
Through a community solar program call OurSolar, Buckeye Power - Ohio’s generation and transmission cooperative - will build new solar panel arrays at several co-op locations throughout Ohio, bringing more emission-free energy to Ohio’s electric cooperatives. North Western Electric will be one of the sites, with an anticipated 50-kilowatt array expected to be installed at the co-op’s facility within a year.
How much will it cost? For the average member, only about 35 cents per year.
OurSolar reflects North Western Electric and Buckeye Power’s balanced approach to electricity generation. While most of the power supplied to North Western Electric will continue to be produced by coal-fired generation that is among the cleanest of its kind in the world, OurSolar gives cooperative members the option to supplement that baseload power - that is, electricity production that is highly reliable and always available - with locally produced energy.