Southern Star to Install Solar Panel Array at Owensboro Headquarters

Officials with Southern Star hold a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday for the new solar array at the facility in Owensboro

Officials with Southern Star in Owensboro say a new solar array will offset the facility's yearly power demand while also making it the city's first net zero carbon-based energy facility of its size.

Posted: Jun 22, 2021 12:53 PM

On Tuesday, Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Inc. (Southern Star) held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new solar panel array that will be installed at its headquarters in Owensboro, Kentucky.

According to Southern Star, the solar array will generate enough electricity to offset the facility's yearly power demand while also making the Souther Star headquarters the first net zero carbon-based energy facility of its size in Owensboro.

Construction for the approximately 1,200 mega-watt system is expected to begin in the summer of 2021 with a completion date targeted for Oct. 31, 2021. 

The solar array will be located east of the headquarters facility in an adjacent field, occupying approximately four acres.


Digital depiction of the new solar array next to the Southern Star headquarters

“Southern Star is committed to reducing its carbon footprint in all communities we serve. We are proud to mark the beginning of this journey in Owensboro,” said President & CEO Jimmy Staton.

The Southern Star office in Owensboro provides workspaces to approximately 200 individuals.

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