Decatur Island Microgrid Project

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The Decatur Island project is on 3.6 acres at the Decatur substation. It began harvesting energy in July of 2018. It is expected to produce around 570,000 kWh annually. Approximately 270 OPALCO members own shares in this project.

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Real Time Production

1.04 MWh
2685.46 MWh
All Time
updated: 2024-05-24 19:14:51 PDT

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These two pair nicely – Community Solar & Battery Storage

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