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CPS Energy Announces First Community Solar Project

CPS Energy Announces First Community Solar Project

Through the community solar program, residential and commercial electricity customers will be able to purchase panels from the 1.2-megawatt shared facility and receive credits on their electricity bills from CPS Energy.

CPS Energy in San Antonio, Texas, said it has chosen Clean Energy Collective as its vendor for the utility’s first community solar project, according to a July 9 news release.

Through the community solar program, residential and commercial electricity customers will be able to purchase panels from the 1.2-megawatt shared facility and receive credits on their electricity bills from CPS Energy.

Colorado-based Clean Energy Collective will site, construct and manage the project, the utility said in a news release. CPS Energy released a request for proposals seeking a vendor for the project in February, a spokesperson said. The utility’s selection of CEC was a culmination of an exhaustive search and RFP process, the utility said in the news release. “CEC emerged as the only vendor truly qualified to address CPS Energy’s comprehensive program requirements,” the utility said.

Clean Energy Collective is a solar technology company and community solar project developer that has worked with other public power utilities to install them. The company has already identified sites within CPS Energy’s territory where the project could be located. The project is expected to be completed later this year and panel pricing will be announced once the program is finalized.

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