Bremen celebrates opening of 30-acre solar park

Photo provided by Indiana Municipal Power Agency.
News Release

BREMEN – The city of Bremen joined with representatives from the Indiana Municipal Power Agency recently celebrated the completion of the Bremen Solar Park on Thursday, May 11.

Town officials and employees, community representatives, and local students from Bremen Elementary Middle School were on hand to celebrate the addition of the renewable energy source in the community.

The Bremen Solar Park is located on 32.15 acres of land and is comprised of 20,852 solar panels. The facility will produce an annual amount of energy to power about 1,238 homes. 

IMPA has constructed 44 solar parks throughout the state, adding over 173 MW of solar generation. Other nearby IMPA communities in which solar parks are located include Argos, Columbia City, and Walkerton.

Utilizing a single-axis tracking system, the solar panels will move throughout the day following the path of the sun.

“This solar park has been in the works for several years, and we’re excited to be celebrating it today,” commented Trend Weldy, Director of Operations for Bremen. 

 “IMPA’s ongoing commitment to providing a low-cost, reliable and environmentally responsible power supply to our 61 communities is a top priority for the Agency,” said Jack Alvey, IMPA President and CEO.

 “Diversifying our power portfolio allows IMPA to stay on the cutting edge of trends and policy changes while maintaining a reliable portfolio to serve our members.  Our collaboration with Bremen in constructing a solar park in the community not only benefits the town by keeping the investment and property taxes local, but helps all of the Agency’s member communities plan for a bright future.”