NAEC building 1 MW solar farm

Preliminary site work began on North Arkansas Electric Cooperative’s first solar farm in May 2018. The one-megawatt installation is being built on 8 acres NAEC owns east of Salem on U.S. Highway 412. Once completed later this year, the approximately 4,200 panels will be capable of generating enough to power 150 to 200 homes. The panels will be built in Jackson, Mississippi, by Seraphim USA. Once installed, they will be able to track the sun throughout the day to maximize efficiency. 

NAEC is partnering with Today’s Power Inc. to build the solar farm. TPI is a wholly owned subsidiary of Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Inc., a utility service cooperative owned by the 17 Arkansas distribution cooperatives, including NAEC. 

The project is scheduled to be completed by October 2018. Check back for updates as construction continues!