Community Solar

SUN Participants

What is Community Solar?

It’s like a community garden, planted with solar panels.

Completed in 2015 and 2018, these 100 and 68 kW Community Solar projects allow participating Flathead Electric Cooperative members to provide support for and receive benefit from locally sited solar generation.

Phase I



During Phase I of the project, Flathead Electric Co-op built a solar array called the Solar Utility Network (SUN) on behalf of our members. Members enrolled in the project by purchasing one or more panels. The SUN panels are located in a sunny location on Whitefish Stage Road, visible to the public and on property owned by Flathead Electric.

Phase II


Flathead Electric Cooperative’s Community Solar Phase II is made up of 198 solar panels located on one of the Co-op’s buildings, just west of the Kalispell FEC office at 35 Terry Road.

Thanks to the support of our members, Community Solar Phase II SOLD OUT before the end of 2018!

Still interested in purchasing panels? Contact FEC directly and we can put your name on a list for consideration if we implement another solar project in the future.

How does Community Solar Work?

Community Solar Phase II

  1. Co-op members purchase panels in the Community Solar project.
  2. The sun creates energy which is captured by solar panels.
  3. Energy is transferred to the electrical grid and distributed to participating members.
  4. Panel owners receive bill credits for the energy created by their panel.