LINCOLN – Lincoln Electric System will share details of its new community solar option for customers – a virtual net metering program – during a public meeting Dec. 1, 6-7 p.m., at the Walter A. Canney Service Center, 2620 Fairfield St., in Lincoln, Nebraska.
In response to customer support for solar energy, LES developed SunShares, a community endeavor that resulted in the LES community solar facility at Northwest 75th and West Holdrege streets. The solar array went online June 2016 and can now be tapped for potential power savings through a process known as virtual net metering.
The new program will allow customers to make a one-time, upfront investment in virtual solar panels and receive monthly energy credits on their LES bill for the 20-year life of the program, ending in 2036.
Each virtual panel generates the equivalent of one physical panel at the LES community solar facility, and participants in the new program will receive energy credits based on the number of virtual panels they invest in and the actual energy production of the facility.