Solar Initiative Pre-Enrollment Now Open

By KOLR10 News

Published 08/18 2014 05:55PM

Updated 08/18 2014 06:22PM

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- City Utilities customers can now pre-enroll for the solar initiative, a voluntary program where customers pay an additional charge to use solar energy.

CU believes the average home's cost would be about $45 more per month, and the rate is locked in for 20 years.

The CU solar farm is located in Greene County and consists of nearly 22,000 panels. It can generate nearly five megawatts of energy.

City Council must still approve the additional charge. If approved, the program is expected to begin October 1.

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