November 2014 - In collaboration with local utilities, the Army, and the Department of Energy, Pennyrile Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation (RECC) will build a 5-megawatt (MW) solar array at Kentucky's Fort Campbell. Spread across 20 acres at the army base, the solar array is expected to produce approximately 6,651 megawatt-hours a year. The power is estimated to be sufficient to supply 463 homes, while avoiding 4,700 tons of CO2 emissions per year. RECC received a $3.1 million grant from the state and will add $1.9 million toward the project. Power purchase agreements with the U.S. Army at Fort Campbell will complete the financing. Pennyrile plans to have 1.9 MW completed by May 2015 and the rest by December 2015.
News Release - 5 MW Solar Array - Pennyrile RECC and Fort Campbell
News Release - Ky. Co-op Leads Major Solar Project at Fort Campbell