Fremont’s first community solar farm is producing power. Tours of the farm will be offered on Tuesday, June 5, beginning at 4 p.m.
The solar farm, located on the south side of Jack Sutton Drive, has a total of 4, 928 panels. According to the City of Fremont Department of Utilities, 132 customers own 2, 322 panels who receive the electricity from their own panels, and the rest of the panels are divided between 125 customers in blocks of energy shares. The customers began receiving their solar billing on Wednesday, April 25.
Each panel produces an average of 43 kilowatt-hours of electricity each month. The panels track the sun across the sky throughout the day, which allows the farm to produce more electricity that farms without a tracking system.
Details about tours will be posted on the city’s website.