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By Dan Rogers
Missoula Electric Cooperative 

MEC Solar Allows Co-op Members to Take 5


Dan Rogers, MEC

MEC's new community solar array located south of Lolo, Mont.

In November 2015, Missoula Electric Cooperative (MEC) launched its community solar array dubbed MEC Solar for short. Since that time, significant work has taken place at the site adjacent to MEC's substation just south of Lolo.

Just before Christmas, installers completed their work and brought the system online. Shortly afterward, the meter was installed which measures all of the electricity produced by the system. To date, the panels have produced nearly 2,600 kilowatt-hours of energy.

For those unfamiliar with how community solar systems function, the basic framework involves installing...

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