AECC plans 100-acre solar field in East Camden

EAST CAMDEN, Ark. – Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation plans to build a 12-megawatt solar field project on about 100 acres in East Camden. The company has partnered with Silicon Ranch Corporation to build the largest solar field in the state.

The project will be in the Highland Industrial Park. It is expected to provide predictable energy costs and clean energy to the region.

Once completed, the plant will provide clean supplemental daytime power to Aerojet Rocketdyne and will be capable of generating enough electricity to power the equivalent of 2,400 single-family homes. Excess solar energy will be released to AECC and integrated into the cooperative’s diverse generation portfolio.

“Aerojet Rocketdyne understands the importance of solar energy especially when it comes to clean air, the natural environment and economic growth,” said Chris Conley, vice president of Environmental, Health and Safety for Aerojet Rocketdyne. “This agreement better positions our company to attain these objectives and is a critical step toward bringing more renewable energy to rural America. It will contribute to state and federal energy portfolio goals, as well as many of the economic challenges that face businesses.”

Source: Arkansas Business
Source: AECC

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