Electric firm unveils solar array

PHOTO SUBMITTED People look at North Central Electric Cooperative unveiled its community solar array during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday outside the company’s offices on Stump Pike Road in Attica.

ATTICA — North Central Electric Cooperative unveiled its community solar array in a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday evening. Members who are participating in the OurSolar program, along with community leaders and NCE board members, gathered for the event.

General Manager Markus Bryant and Board President Duane Frankart, with other board members, cut the ribbon before leading a tour of the solar array.

“We have some members who want to have access to renewable energy,” Bryant said. “The OurSolar program allows the cooperative to invest in solar energy at the cooperative level and sell subscriptions for the output to members who want it and are willing to pay a little more. The average subscription is for five panels over a 10-year term.”

The NCE solar project is part of Ohio’s electric cooperatives’ $4 million investment into the program called OurSolar. Twenty-three cooperatives across the state are participating. North Central’s solar array, with 152 panels, is behind North Central Electric’s offices on Stump Pike Road in Attica.

North Central Electric serves about 9,600 members and maintains 1,792 miles of line in Seneca, Crawford and Wyandot counties and portions of Huron, Richland, Sandusky, Hancock and Wood counties.

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