Solar power isn’t new to Trico. Trico has offered rebates on rooftop solar and solar water heating systems since 2005 and, in 2011 was named cooperative of the year by the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA).
The Avión Community Solar Project is the latest effort by Trico to integrate renewable energy on a larger scale. The panels are expected to produce over 30,728 MWh per year, which is enough to power approximately 3,059 average residential homes. The panels use the latest technology and will move with the sun.
Projects like the Avión Community Solar Project are larger utility-scale projects that can be acquired at a third of the cost of rooftop installations, making it a viable renewable-energy option for Trico Members.