The 16-panel solar array will meet 95% of the home’s annual electricity needs.
FRANKFORT, KY (May 30, 2023) – The Kentucky Solar Energy Society announces the completion of the first of many solar installations for the Solarize Frankfort campaign. The new solar array is expected to save the homeowner $63 per month on her electric bills and supply 95% of her net annual electricity needs.
“I was looking into solar already when I learned about Solarize Frankfort,” said the homeowner. “I was glad to use a local company that had been pre-selected by the City and KYSES and their price was more affordable than all of the other quotes I’d received.”
Solarize Frankfort’s inaugural solar array, consisting of 16 solar panels, was installed by Pure Power Solar, one of two approved installers selected to serve the Frankfort campaign.
“We are thrilled to see homeowners making home improvements that may lower their energy costs while also helping the City meet its 2030 clean energy goals,” said Mayor Layne Wilkerson. The City of Frankfort has a goal of using 100% renewable energy community-wide by 2030.
The Solarize Frankfort campaign is a group-purchasing program that makes it easier and less expensive to install solar by connecting participants with qualified, pre-screened solar installers. The program’s two installation partners, Pure Power Solar and Wilderness Trace Solar, were selected through a rigorous bidding process based on their experience, quality equipment and service, and competitive pricing.
“Franklin County Fiscal Court is proud to be a supporter of the Solarize Frankfort campaign, which is making solar energy more accessible to local residents,” said County Judge Executive Michael Mueller.
Solarize Frankfort is organized by the Kentucky Solar Energy Society, in partnership with the City of Frankfort, Franklin County Fiscal Court, the Kentucky State University Land Grant Program, Franklin County Cooperative Extension Service, and Apogee-Climate & Energy Transitions. The program is available to residents of Franklin County and the six surrounding counties (Anderson, Henry, Owen, Scott, Shelby, and Woodford counties).
Kentucky Solar Energy Society (KYSES).
As the leading statewide advocacy organization for solar energy, KYSES is focused on accelerating the development of local renewable energy to combat our global climate emergency. KYSES works to remove barriers to the rapid and equitable expansion of solar by encouraging better utility planning and regulation, reducing the cost of solar adoption via grassroots Solarize campaigns, fostering new solar workforce growth and training, and acting as a consumer protection watchdog and information source.
To learn more or enroll in Solarize Frankfort, visit www.kyses.org/solarize or email email@example.com. The enrollment deadline is August 11, 2023.