Celebrating Earth Day with Renewable Energy
Though it is officially celebrated on April 22, every day is Earth Day here at Nolin RECC because of our constant commitment to the environment.
When it comes to energy conservation and renewable power, Nolin and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives have long been leaders. In 2003, we constructed the state’s first renewable power projects, plants that convert decaying landﬁll trash into electricity. Today, there are six of these plants, which are recognized for being both environmentally responsible and cost efficient.
And now Nolin members have the opportunity to invest in solar energy. Our power provider, East Kentucky Power Cooperative, is building a community solar farm and installing thousands of solar panels on about 60 acres at a site in Central Kentucky. In the near future, you will have the opportunity to purchase a license for a portion of this solar project’s capacity. We’ll update you as this project moves along.
EKPC hopes to complete construction of the solar farm by late August – we’ll continue to keep you posted as they move along with this project. In the meantime, consider making an investment in the new not-for-profit community solar farm. Visit cooperativesolar.com for more information.
For now, let’s celebrate the earth and the power it provides to all of us!