Priority Power opens 2 MW Beloit Solar Farm in Kansas

July 5, 2022
The solar farm is the latest addition to its efforts to transitioning to clean energy, having already purchased hydropower, natural gas, and wind energy previously

Priority Power is opening the 2 MW Beloit Solar Farm in the city of Beloit in Kansas.

This solar farm will enable the city to provide reliable, cost-effective power to the community and deliver a sustainable energy solution to its customers.

The solar farm is the latest addition to its efforts to transitioning to clean energy, having already purchased hydropower, natural gas, and wind energy previously. Beloit is a hub for business and manufacturing located in North Central Kansas. Beloit is the county seat for Mitchell County and home to North Central Technical College, USD #273, St. John’s Catholic Schools, Mitchell County Hospital Health Systems, and Chautauqua Park.

Priority Power has built the farm and will operate and maintain it.

“Our community has been a leader in self-generating energy for over a century, and it is truly an honor to be able to continue that history with the official opening of the new Beloit Solar Farm,” said Jason Rabe, Beloit City Manager. “Priority Power has been a great partner and has helped this project come to life, providing the expertise to bring this project to fruition in a challenging environment. This project will provide another tool in our toolbox to provide more affordable, reliable power to our customers and will provide educational opportunities for our local students, both in local schools and NCK Technical College. Our community might be humble and typically keep quiet, but we are very proud of our history and today adds to that history.”

Priority Power is backed by several large-scale investors, including a $250 million commitment announced last year from funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management LP and other institutions.