South Central Arkansas Electric Cooperative (SCAEC), in collaboration with Today’s Power Inc., will begin constructing a 1-megawatt solar array close to SCAEC headquarter in Arkadelphia.
The new solar project is designed to generate 1.414 MWh at peak power. The array will be a single-axis tracking device with over 3,800 solar panels. It will occupy roughly eight acres of ground.
“We are pleased to add solar energy to our portfolio of assets. The fact that it’s economically viable and green is fantastic for the cooperative and our members,” said Kevin Brownlee, Chief Executive Officer of South Central Arkansas Electric Cooperative.
SCAEC serves members in parts of Clark, Dallas, Hempstead, Hot Spring, Howard, Montgomery, Nevada and Pike counties.
This will be the 10thproject that Today’s Power has developed with one of the state’s electric cooperatives. There are 17 total cooperatives throughout the state.
“We are very excited to partner with SCAEC on this utility scale solar project. This project will result in significant savings for the members of SCAEC over its 25-year estimated life as well as provide economic stimulus for Clark County and the Arkadelphia community” Michael Henderson, President of TPI stated. “This project shows how progressive the Board of Directors and Management of SCAEC are in meeting the needs of its membership and ensuring they receive maximum value” he went on to say.