PSC OKs Ameren’s First Major Solar Power Project

Courtesy of Ameren
Courtesy of Ameren

The Missouri Public Service Commission approved Ameren Missouri’s proposal for a 5.7 megawatt solar power array in a St. Louis suburb, the utility’s first foray into commercial-scale solar generation.

Ameren Missouri announced in January that it planned to build a commercial solar array next to its substation in O’Fallon. The 19,000 solar panels planned for the 19-acre site would power about 650 houses, according to Ameren.

Ameren must still complete engineering work and procure equipment before determining how much the O’Fallon Renewable Energy Center will cost, but similar facilities cost between $10 million and $20 million.

Read more from the St. Louis Business Journal and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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