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SunnyOak Community Solar Garden

 
SunnyOak Community Solar Garden Progress Photos
May 3, 2017
May 3, 2017

 

April 21, 2017
April 21, 2017

 

December 15, 2017
December 15, 2017

 

December 1, 2016
December 1, 2016

 

November 4, 2016
Aerial photo before construction began.

 

On Wednesday, October 26, 2016, eight golden shovels dug into the earth, marking the ceremonial groundbreaking for the SunnyOak Community Solar Garden.  Oakdale Electric Cooperative employees and directors were in attendance, along with representatives from SoCore Energy and Dairyland Power Cooperative.  Construction is scheduled to begin in November, with completion estimated for mid-January, providing the winter months are easy going.

 

Participation in Oakdale’s community solar garden is voluntary. Members are limited to subscription units capable of generating up to half of their prior calendar year’s energy usage or 10 subscription units, whichever is less.  A signed solar subscription agreement, along with a one-time payment of $700 per unit, is required for participation.  Approved members will receive the energy output of their purchased subscription unit(s) for 25 years. 

Interested members are encouraged to contact Oakdale Electric Cooperative at 800-241-2468 and speak with a solar representative to learn how they get involved. 

 

SunnyOak Community Solar Garden

Dairyland, our power supplier will be installing a 1,500 kW project on our system this fall.  The developer, SoCore Energy will be able to add Oakdale's 200 kW SunnyOak Community Solar Garden right next to it at a much lower cost than building a standalone system in a different location. 

Plans are to get the community solar project installed this year and available to members to purchase the output of the solar panels and receive a credit on their monthly electric bill.  We see this as an easy way for members to utilize solar energy. (updated 4-14-16)

Since January 2016, we have compiled a list of the most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) regarding the upcoming SunnyOak Community Solar Garden.  Please review the attached FAQ related to the project.  If after reading the FAQ you still have questions, feel free to contact our office at (608) 372-4131 (800) 241-2468, or send an email to info@oakdalerec.com.

If you would be interested in participating in the SunnyOak Community Solar Project at Oakdale Electric Cooperative, please review and complete the Solar Eligibility Worksheet below, and return to Oakdale Electric Cooperative, PO Box 128, Oakdale, WI 54649.  A cooperative employee will be in contact within one week of receiving the worksheet to discuss eligibility.  

We are here to answer any questions you may have.  Please contact us Monday - Friday from 7:30 AM - 4 PM at (608) 372-4131 or (800) 241-2468, or send an email to info@oakdalerec.com.

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