Missoula Electric Cooperative - Community Solar
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Missoula Electric Cooperative’s community solar program (MEC Solar) was constructed to give our members an opportunity to acquire renewable energy from a centrally-located, cooperatively-owned solar array. In December 2015, MEC completed the installation of a 50 kilowatt solar array adjacent to our distribution substation in Lolo, about 10 miles south of Missoula. The array is composed of 176 panels divided between two groups of 88 panels feeding electricity through two 480-volt inverters (see live performance data here). Members may participate by purchasing the output of one or more panels in the array and receive the energy for a term of 25 years. The goal of community solar is to allow Members to participate in a solar project without the costs or hassle of installing a solar system at their home or business. Learn more about the community solar project here.