Community Solar May Expand to Two Locations

The community solar farm will triple in size over the next several months and be located on two separate sites.

The 3.2 MW community solar farm, which went online in March 2017, is 100% subscribed but a major expansion up to 11 MW was approved this summer.

The current operating solar farm is at at 24301 E. Bundschu Rd. opposite Indian Trails Elementary School.

MCPower, which operates the solar farm, is seeking to rezone an adjacent 7-acre tract which would accommodate an additional .7 MW of solar generation, or approximately 4 MW for the rural location.

(MC Power recently provided a public tour of the existing site for Indy Energy and other interested parties. Photo above)

Other property is being sought to accommodate the full expansion which is scheduled to go online within nine months. That location has not been publicly identified.

Customers currently can sign up for the expanded capacity.

Current community solar customers pay slightly more for their power and can subscribe up to 40% of their monthly usage, but they also lock-in electrical rates for a 25-year period.

A community solar dashboard shows how much energy is generated by the solar farm located in eastern Independence.