Priority Power announced the official opening of the Beloit Solar Farm in Beloit, Kansas. BSF is a 2-MW solar farm that will provide renewable electric power to the City of Beloit.
The Beloit community has been a leader in electrification since the creation of its first power plant 124 years ago, which still stands today. The solar farm is the latest example of residents’ commitment to clean energy, having purchased hydropower, natural gas and wind energy in the past. This project will allow the City of Beloit to continue to provide reliable, cost-effective power to the community while also delivering another sustainable energy solution to its customers.
The Beloit Solar Farm was developed and built by Priority Power, which will also operate and maintain the plant. The farm will provide enhanced reliability to the city’s power portfolio and help meet future demands from customers with more affordable energy during peak demand hours.
“Our community has been a leader in self-generating energy for over a century, and it is truly an honor to be able to continue that history with the official opening of the new Beloit Solar Farm,” said Jason Rabe, Beloit City Manager. “Priority Power has been a great partner and has helped this project come to life, providing the expertise to bring this project to fruition in a challenging environment. This project will provide another tool in our toolbox to provide more affordable, reliable power to our customers and will provide educational opportunities for our local students, both in local schools and NCK Technical College. Our community might be humble and typically keep quiet, but we are very proud of our history and today adds to that history.”
News item from Priority Power