Today’s Power, Inc. (TPI) partnered with Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative (AVECC) of Ozark to build a 500,000-watt solar array on 1.5 acres of land at the cooperative’s Van Buren DIstrict Office.
“By harvesting energy from the sun we will be able to provide cost savings by reducing the demand for wholesale power, assist in peak shaving and help stabilize capacity in high-use periods. With a decline in solar prices the last few years and after-tax installed cost, the time was right for the for this facility. “Our TKS photovoltaic system, from Today’s Power, is very efficient and requires much less land than other solar array energy options,” said Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative, CEO Al Simpson.
Today’s Power designed and built the 1,530-panel solar project specifically for Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative, who also plans to use the array as a demonstration and education tool for its members and general public.