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Many of our members like the idea of solar power. We do, too. We have several options ready to help you shine. KEC’s energy experts can give members advice on managing energy use and answer questions about how to add renewable energy to their homes. When you become a KEC member, you find more than power. You find a local connection. 

In 2017, we constructed our Community Solar Project. The 50KW solar array is located in Worley and was partially funded through a $50,000 grant from the Bonneville Environmental Foundation. KEC members may purchase individual units for $475. Each unit represents a portion of the energy produced by the solar array. The solar array is divided into 288 units and each unit is expected to generate approximately 234 kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year. KEC takes care of all the costs including maintenance and insurance. 

Renewable Energy Rate
Although 96.6% of the power KEC sells to members is carbon-free, some members would like the option to be 100% carbon-free in their energy purchases. In July 2018, KEC will be rolling out an optional new carbon-free rate—watch for details. 

KEC’s Solar Walkway
We’ve also developed a 4KW solar walkway at the KEC office. It is visible to all members who visit the office. The size of the project was specifically selected to match what a typical member interested in rooftop solar would install at their home. This demonstration gives members an idea of how solar performs in North Idaho. We are happy to help members find qualified installers in our area. Whether you’re interested in solar power or going carbon-free, KEC will work with you every step of the way to help you find the right solution. For more information contact us at 208.292.3209 or

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