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.
Avoid the upfront 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)
Subscribe to shares of solar on a first-come basis; includes subscription fee and a monthly fee per share of solar.
You can choose one or more shares based on your preference. Each subscription includes an initial, non-refundable subscription fee of $40, as well as a monthly fee of $6.24, per share of solar. 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 term, "shares," does not create or imply any ownership or investment interest.
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 once after each 500-kilowatt section is 100 percent subscribed.