Solar Future Appears Bright for Missouri
Ameren Missouri is leading the way in the push for more solar energy with recently announced programs and customer rebates that will have a substantial impact on the solar industry in Missouri.
In October, Ameren Missouri announced the Community Solar program, a new clean energy option available for all residential and small business customers who support renewable energy but don't have the space available for solar panels. The program is so popular it is already fully subscribed. Customers can sign up to go on a waiting list.
"This program is designed specifically for customers who believe in renewable energy and want to support its growth in Missouri. Whether a family wants one block or many more, we know there is great support for solar energy in the state," said Matt Forck, assistant vice president, Community, Economic Development and Energy Solutions, Ameren Missouri.
A new, one-megawatt solar facility, will be built just north of St. Louis Lambert International Airport, with a projection that the facility could be in service as soon as next summer.
Additionally, Ameren Missouri's Smart Energy Plan includes $28 million in solar rebates for customers who choose to add solar to their home or business. Customers began submitting applications for rebates in November, and by early December the $10 million first-year program goal had been met. Customers who have interest in the solar rebate program can learn more by visiting https://www.ameren.com/missouri/solar
The Smart Energy Plan also includes a provision for Ameren Missouri to build a new $14 million solar generation facility by 2023, which will further enhance the transition to a cleaner energy future for Missouri.