Sunrise coming through trees.

Another option for customers to share in solar energy.

Program overview

  • Support local solar that helps power our community.
  • Avoid the costs and maintenance required for a private system.
  • Subscribe to shares of solar on a first-come basis.
  • Receive a credit on your monthly bill based on your subscription.
  • Includes subscription fee and a monthly fee per share of solar.

Current status

Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company received approval from the Kentucky Public Service Commission to develop a “community” solar facility in Shelby County.

About the facility

The site, along Interstate 64 in the KU service territory near LG&E, is large enough to accommodate a four-megawatt solar field. However, Solar Share will be built in 500-kilowatt sections based on customer interest. Construction will begin once a 500-kilowatt section is 100 percent subscribed. Likewise, construction on the next section and those following will require 100 percent subscription before each section is built.

This type of program is ideal for customers who want to support local solar, but are unable to install it on their own property or would prefer to avoid the costs and maintenance required for a private system. It’s especially appealing for renters, those with properties predominantly in the shade and those who have deed restrictions.

Interested in this program?

Complete the online enrollment form. 

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