In July 2015, Central Electric Cooperative installed a solar project at the Mitchell office along Betts Road. The project, titled Central Prairie Solar, sits just south of the building.
It consists of 36 panels with a maximum system output of 8,000 watts (8 kW) AC Power per hour. It is expected to produce an average of 1,400 kWh a month, which would power a modest home.
Central Electric employees installed the project over the course of several days. The panels point at angles, and face both north and south, in order to catch sunlight that would normally fall in between rows and maximize the energy generated (Photo from tenK solar).
The goal of the project is to increase our knowledge of solar energy as the demand for renewable energy increase. We hope to serve as a resource for our members who inquire about solar power.
Central Electric also installs and services solar well pumps. For more information, see our Solar Well Pump page.