Tomorrow morning at 11am (12/13/18), Mayor Langfelder will lead the dedication for a new 250 kW 700-panel solar farm, representing the City of Springfield’s first owned renewable generation resource. The installation is located at 606 Old Tippecanoe Drive, behind the Harrison Park subdivision. (On the western edge of Ward 8.)
The mayor will be joined by city officials along with representatives from CWLP, GRNE Solar, B&B Electric and Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce.
According to an SJ-R article from Sep 19, 2018, the installation’s solar array should produce enough energy to power 35 homes for a year. (https://www.sj-r.com/news/20180919/cwlp-to-get-700-panel-solar-farm-by-yearend)
The new farm will serve as a pilot project to give CWLP staff familiarity with solar technology.