Phillips County has Partnered with Entegrity to be the First county in Arkansas to use solar power to offset county electric bills
Phillips County, Arkansas – May 13, 2019: Phillips County officials have entered into a contract with Entegrity to install an initial 400kW solar photovoltaic array, with the capacity to add more solar power in the future. The solar install is expected to generate a total of 593,000 kWh of clean energy annually, enough to power 48 Arkansas homes for a year. The project will be 100% funded by the utility cost savings and will provide Phillips County a positive cashflow investment that offsets current utility costs.
The solar project will be installed near the new justice complex that is currently being built off highway 49. Once installed, energy production from the panels will offset current electric utility consumption for the Phillips County courthouse, health department and renovated John Deere building, which will house county and city staff.
This solar powered system, combined with the upgrades to efficient lighting, are guaranteed to produce a minimum of $81,380 savings annually for the county, and over $2 million through the lifetime of the project. The efficiency projects are expected to begin early summer and are scheduled to be complete by the fall of 2019. Also included is a solar powered “Welcome to Phillips County” sign to be located at the county line on highway 49. Phillips County is proud to be the second county in the state of Arkansas and the first to use renewable solar power for county facilities.
Judge Clark Hall commented on the project “Phillips County is proud to be engaged in using renewable energy sources to offset the County's carbon footprint. We are excited this project will save the taxpayers over $2 million over the life of this project.”
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