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Ames, IA involves local residents in emissions reduction with SunSmart Ames community solar farm

Ames, IA SunSmart Ames Solar Farm Residents Emissions

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The city-built 2-megawatt farm allows Ames Electric Services customers to purchase shares of solar energy. Each $300 share represents a half-panel that produces 175 kilowatts of zero-emission energy. Ames Electric Services provides a monthly bill credit for each share over a 20-year customer contract. City officials estimated the farm can power 440 homes and reduce carbon emissions by 57,000 tons over two decades. Construction began on the farm after 75% of shares were sold.

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Ames, IA

Municipality in Iowa

United States of America


SunSmart: Ames' First Community Solar Farm | City of Ames, IA

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