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N.D. ( – Members of both Northern Plains and Dakota Valley Electric Co-ops as well as community members from Carrington made their way to a ribbon cutting ceremony on the recently built solar panel project.

Co-manager of both Co-ops Darrin Sand spoke during the dedication ceremony and talked about how much electricity the small project could generate on sun power alone. According to Sand, the 6.56 kW system could produce up to 6.56 kilowatts at peak times, totaling ten 10,000 kWh in a year, which is enough electricity to power nineteen 60-watt incandescent light bulbs all day and night for twelve straight months.

The $14,000 system was build in Carrington in order to show businesses and producers in the area what the power of solar energy can do. Below are some photos taken during the event.