The Kearney Solar Farm covers 54 acres with over 22,464 solar modules. It is the largest Solar installation in the State of Nebraska.
The system’s nearly 22,500 solar panels will generate 5.8 megawatts of renewable energy, which is about 5 percent of the city’s electrical demand.
The $11 million project is a partnership between the city, Nebraska Public Power District and Chicago-based SoCore Energy.
SoCore will sell energy to the power district, which will then sell it to customers in the area. The University of Nebraska at Kearney has already contracted for half of the farm’s solar power.