– Officials from the Town of Centerville joined with representatives from the Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) to cut the ribbon on the Centerville Solar Park on Friday, November 6th. Centerville joins a growing list of IMPA member communities to have a solar park.
“We are thrilled to cut the ribbon on this solar park,” commented Dan Wandersee, Centerville Town Council President and IMPA Commissioner. “The addition of this park has diversified our generation resources while providing an educational opportunity for our students, residents, and visitors. It is a wonderful community asset to have.”
“For over 35 years, IMPA has provided a low-cost, reliable, and environmentally-responsible power supply to our member communities,” commented Raj Rao, IMPA President and CEO. “The Centerville Solar Park enables us to continue meeting that goal. The output of the park will remain in the community serving the needs of residents and business alike, while enabling IMPA to continue expanding our diverse portfolio through the addition of solar energy.”
The Centerville Solar Park is located on approximately six acres of land and is comprised of 3,618 solar panels. The facility is rated at 0.91 MW and will produce an annual amount of energy to power about 158 homes. The park will utilize a single axis tracking system that allows the panels to move throughout the day following the path of the sun.
IMPA has constructed 32 solar parks throughout the state, adding over 100 MW of solar generation. Other nearby IMPA communities in which solar parks have been built include Richmond, Spiceland, and Greenfield. IMPA is currently constructing additional solar parks in Anderson, Columbia City, Peru, and Richmond.
For more information about IMPA’s solar parks, visit www.impa.com/solar
The Indiana Municipal Power Agency is the not-for-profit wholesale power provider to 61 cities and towns in Indiana and Ohio who own and operate the municipal electric distribution systems in their communities. IMPA member communities deliver electric service to approximately 330,000 individuals throughout the state. For more information, visit www.IMPA.com.