Fayetteville, AR, flips on solar panels at wastewater treatment plants

NWA Democrat-Gazette/DAVID GOTTSCHALK Matt Irving (right), vice president of operations at Today's Power, describes Friday the new solar array at the Westside Wastewater Treatment Plant following a flipping the switch ceremony in Fayetteville. Fayetteville, Ozarks Electric Cooperative and Today's Power partnered to bring the 10-megawatt solar system with 24 megawatt-hours of on-site energy storage to the city's two wastewater treatment plants.

Representatives with the city of Fayetteville, Arkansas, Ozarks Electric Cooperative and Today’s Power Inc. flipped the switch this past September on the planned solar fields at two wastewater treatment plants. The entire system of 10 megawatts of solar power generation and 24 megawatt hours of storage will save the city about $180,000 annually, said Peter Nierengarten, the city’s sustainability director. Read the full story here.