Solar Center Ground Breaking


Groups broke ground on Bearskin Solar Center, a community solar garden

10 a.m. – 126 Bearskin Lake Loop; Scott, Arkansas – Friday, November 20, 2015

GroundBreakingNOVEMBER 20 –Representatives of the Arkansas Renewable Energy Association and Arkansas Interfaith Power and Light broke ground on a community solar center that will install 120 solar panels for Entergy utility customers. The area can accommodate 410 panels.

Speakers were Frank Kelly, chairman of the Arkansas Renewable Energy Association, Bill Ball, a solar installer, and Rev. Stephen Copley, board chairman for Arkansas Interfaith Power and Light.

Entergy utility customers will own shares of a solar array that will reduce their utility bills at their homes or business locations. Entergy customers who participate in the center will earn credits toward electricity usage on their monthly utility bills.

The Arkansas Renewable Energy Association (AREA) encourages energy independence and environmental sustainability using alternative sources of energy such as solar, wind, hydro, biomass, and geothermal energy systems.

The Arkansas Affiliate of Interfaith Power and Light is composed of individuals and participating congregations who share a concern for the earth’s environment from a unique, nonpartisan, theological perspective.