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Five St. Louis area neighborhoods are shining examples of solar adoption

Ameren Missouri’s Community Solar program makes it simple to choose solar

ST. LOUIS (Oct.27, 2022) – Communities and neighborhoods across the St. Louis area are embracing alternative ways to invest in clean, renewable energy. Today, Ameren Missouri unveils the top 5 neighborhoods around the St. Louis region with the highest number of enrollments in the company’s Community Solar program. The program allows eligible customers to participate in solar generation without the upfront cost of installing, or ongoing maintenance of, solar panels on their property.

“This is solar made simple. For the first time, customers can sign up for Community Solar at any level they wish, including up to 100% of their annual energy use,” said Patrick Smith, vice president of economic, community and business development at Ameren Missouri. “Enrolling in the new program is easy through the customers’ online account dashboard.”

The five communities and neighborhoods around St. Louis with the highest enrollment in Ameren Missouri’s Community Solar Program are:

  1. Tower Grove South Neighborhood in St. Louis
  2. Ballwin
  3. St. Peters
  4. Shaw Neighborhood in St. Louis
  5. St. Louis Hills Neighborhood in St. Louis

Close followers to the top 5 are the communities of Florissant, Webster Groves and Affton.

"The Community Solar Program is popular with both homeowners and renters,” Smith said. “This program provides an accessible solution for all residential customers to take part in solar generation.”

Ameren Missouri is now accepting new Community Solar Program subscribers. Those interested in subscribing can log in to their Ameren Missouri account (or create an online account and select "Programs" from the account dashboard).

Two solar facilities, located at St. Louis Lambert International Airport and along Interstate 70 in Montgomery County, Missouri, were constructed following the support of more than 2,500 customers who have already enrolled in the Community Solar program. Ameren Missouri plans to construct a third solar facility in support of new subscribers. Details on the location are still being finalized.

“The successful Community Solar program fills a need for our customers and helps get the energy we provide as clean as we can, as fast as we can, while maintaining the reliability our customers depend on,” said Mark Birk, president of Ameren Missouri. “Expanding solar generation is key to our goal of reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2045.”

Ameren Missouri is also targeting a 60% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030 and an 85% carbon emissions reduction by 2040, based on 2005 levels. The company is currently building solar facilities in the city of St. Louis near Penrose Park, the West End neighborhood of St. Louis, Maryland Heights and House Springs.

About Ameren Missouri
Ameren Missouri has been providing electric and gas service for more than 100 years, and the company's electric rates are among the lowest in the nation. Ameren Missouri's mission is to power the quality of life for its 1.2 million electric and 135,000 natural gas customers in central and eastern Missouri. The company's service area covers 64 counties and more than 500 communities, including the greater St. Louis area. For more information, visit Ameren.com/Missouri or follow us on Twitter at @AmerenMissouri or Facebook.com/AmerenMissouri.