True to the cooperative principle of cooperation among cooperatives, Henry County REMC, RushShelby Energy and Whitewater Valley REMC are working together to bring the power of the sun to consumer members. In 2015 a one-megawatt solar array was built in New Castle - Henry County. It was the first in a region-wide cooperative effort with power supplier Hoosier Energy to tap into the benefits of solar power.
Solar's unique attributes - it's abundant, scalable and flexible - offer many benefits for cooperative communities.
- Builds on community partnerships
- Balances consumer desire for solar energy with opportunity to learn how this abundant resource can power farms, businesses and homes
- Creates a "learning laboratory" for co-ops to share their experience with member consumers, other co-ops and the industry
- Balances need for affordable electricity through an all-of-the-above fuel portfolio
A website has been created to allow you to track the solar readings from the Henry County solar array.
Please visit Renewable Energy to learn more about renewable energy opportunities available.