Alma City Council discusses continuation of solar power project

Entegrity's Sam Selig, left, is seen with Alma Mayor Jerry Martin, Alma Public Works Director Mark Yardley, and District 5 Justice of the Peace Raymond Harvey at the city's Flip the Switch event on Feb. 5. The event commemorated powering on Alma's new solar array. The city is on its way to completing its solar project after unforeseen issues.

The city of Alma is on its way to completing its solar project after finishing Phase I in February. Due to unforeseen issues, the city must find new options for continuing the project.

The first half of Alma’s solar project was completed on Feb. 5 of this year. The 4 acres of solar panels are located at the wastewater treatment facility in Alma.

The alternative energy will power over 80% of the city’s usage with Arkansas Valley Electric. The project began two years ago and the city partnered with Entegrity energy from Little Rock.

Sam Selig of Entegrity Solar gave an update Thursday to the Alma City Council on the progress of the solar project.

“This is good news,” Selig said. “Half of the solar project is up and running.”