--- August 28, 2007 New Boston, TX Ark-La-Tex Solar Power Installs PV, First on Coops System

Ark-La-Tex Solar Power installs first Photovoltaic (SOALR) Powered Electrical Generation system in the region approved for co-generation operation with Bowie-Cass Electric Cooperative. In New Boston, Bowie County, Texas! Near Texarkana USA

Ark-La-Tex Solar Power installs first Photovoltaic (SOALR) Powered Electrical Generation system in the region approved for co-generation operation with Bowie-Cass Electric Cooperative.


The GRID TIED solar powered electrical generation system, with a production capacity of 3,800 watt per hour, was installed by Patrick McLeod, Owner of Ark-La-Tex Solar Power. McLeod worked with the Bowie-Cass Electric Cooperative in meeting all the requirements for interconnection of his system to the coop's electrical grid.

"This is the first solar powered system that we know of on our system", said Tod Corbin, P.E., the coop's engineer, who reviewed McLeod's solar system in operation last week, insuring all the safety measures were in place as required by the Coop's Rules and Regulations and Service Agreements regarding Operation of member-owned generation system inter-connected with the Cooperative's system.

This system will offset a portion of McLeod's utility, currently about 1/3, on a monthly basis, via net-metering, for the next 30 plus years. The system is expandable to its full production rating of 3,800 watts per hour by adding additional solar panels as local budget and or as funding allows.

The system was installed, not only to offset a portion of McLeod's utility bill but will also provide an operational Solar Powered Electrical Generation System demonstration site for Ark-La-Tex Solar Power in Bowie County Texas. Additionally, it will provide installation training, site which is available to individuals desiring to install of have installed, their own solar powered generators, safely and to the National Electrical Code (NEC).

Ark-La-Tex Solar Power is a transfer company that McLeod started in 2001 while in California, as Nor Cal Solar Power, where he worked as a Licensed Solar Contractor, designing over 200 systems that were installed from the Bay Area to the Sierra Foothills.

We hear "Have a Great Solar Day" McLeod's tag line, as he checks the production, just one more time … smiles Yep, still producing! McLeod's website, altsolar.com

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