The Village of Lima’s two acre solar array located behind the Lima Ambulance Base on West Main Street began delivering renewable energy to the power grid on December 17th. The array consists of 1,296 solar panels that are capable of a peak power production of 350 kW-AC. Electricity from this facility will supply 100% of the electrical energy needs of all Village of Lima owned facilities.
Construction of the array was made possible by a Power Purchasing Agreement between the Village of Lima and Kendall Sustainable Investments (KSI) of Massachusetts. KSI provided all the funds necessary for GreenSpark Solar of Ontario, NY to design and build the array. The Village of Lima agreed to a 25 year lease for the two acre parcel with KSI and will purchase all the energy produced by the array at a fixed price for 25 years. The Village of Lima will begin saving money in the first year of operation.