Commercial Solar Project

Fergus Electric Cooperative

Solar

Project Type

Lewistown, MT

Location

107 kW

System Size

Solar

Project Type

Lewistown, MT

Location

107 kW

System Size

Fergus Electric Cooperative (FEC) in Lewistown, Montana selected Bozeman-based solar company, Independent Power Systems, via a competitive bid process, to install their first ‘Solar Garden’, a 107-kilowatt ground-mounted solar PV system.

Solar garden panels were sold to FEC’s customers on a first come first serve basis. FEC customers could purchase as many panels as they desired (at a cost of $595 each) and are credited on their power bill each month for the retail energy value the panels produce.

IPS installed the system summer 2017; it has been operational as of August 2017.

FEC administration reports: The system is performing to specification and all concerned are pleased with how it came out.

"I’M HAPPY TO REPORT THAT OUR SOLAR ARRAY IS HUMMING ALONG QUIETLY GENERATING ELECTRICITY. SINCE THE ARRAY WAS FIRST ENERGIZED ON AUGUST 4, 2017 IT HAS GENERATED 113 MWH. THE TV MONITOR IS ON EVERY DAY AND MEMBERS AND STAFF BOTH ENJOY SEEING THE ACTIVITY DISPLAYED ON THE MONITOR. WE ARE VERY PLEASED WITH THE WORK THE IPS TEAM DID TO INSTALL THE 324-PANEL SYSTEM! THE SOLAR ARRAY IS VERY POPULAR."

Fergus Electric Cooperative