When you subscribe to our Solar Share program, you’re helping grow solar energy in Kentucky. Whether you’re in Louisville, Lexington, Maysville, Morganfield, Pineville or in between, residential, business and industrial customers across our LG&E and KU service territories have the opportunity to share in local solar energy and receive credits on their monthly bill.
Step 1 – Choose a subscription level is right for you using our Solar Share Calculator.
Step 2 – Enroll through our online form or by calling 800-356-5467.
Step 3 – Start supporting local solar!
Step 4 – Tell your family and friends!
Avoid the up-front costs and long-term maintenance required for a private system.
This type of program is ideal for customers who want to support local solar energy, but are unable to install it on their own property or for whom a private system may be too costly. It’s especially appealing for renters, those with properties predominantly in the shade and those who have deed restrictions.
Receive a credit on your monthly bill based on your subscription.
The Solar Energy Credit represents the monetary value of the solar energy that will be generated based on your subscription. This credit will vary each month based on the actual amount of solar energy generated by the facility.(More)
Support the growth of local solar energy.
Participating customers are contributing directly to growing solar energy in Kentucky.
Subscribe to shares of solar on a first-come basis; includes a monthly fee per share of solar.
You can choose one or more shares based on your preference. Currently, each subscription includes a monthly fee of $6.27, per share of solar, with no up-front enrollment fees. The monthly fee is subject to change during the subscription period, but would only do so if approved by the Kentucky Public Service Commission. Each 250-watt share of solar is currently estimated to produce between 18 and 38 kilowatt-hours of energy per month, depending on factors like weather conditions and time of year. A typical residential household uses approximately 1,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity each month.
The program requires a 12-month commitment from the date the solar charges appear on a customer's bill. Customers who subscribe 50 kW or more will be required to sign a five-year contract.
The term, "shares," does not create or imply any ownership or investment interest.
Construction for the first section is expected to begin in early 2019 and the array is expected to go live in summer 2019. Below is a visual representation of the first section of the array which will be installed in the southeast corner of the property. The existing four-board fence and new landscape buffers on the north and west side of the property along Conner Station Road will blend with the surrounding area.
Solar Share Program status
The site, along Interstate 64 in the KU service territory near LG&E, is large enough to accommodate a four-megawatt solar field. The Solar Share facility will be built in eight 500-kilowatt sections, and each section represents 2,000 shares. The construction process will begin for each 500-kilowatt section after it is 100 percent subscribed.