Louisville Gas and Electric has chosen a solar energy company as a partner in a new effort to offer solar energy to business and industrial customers.

The company selected Kentucky-based Solar Energy Solutions, LLC for the program.

“Ultimately [it’s] going to allow us to build, own and operate individual solar facilities for those business and industrial customers that are interested and we’ll do it right on their properties,” said LG&E spokeswoman Natasha Collins.

The utility company will provide the service for business or industrial customers of any size — Collins says the solar arrays can be anywhere from 30 kilowatts to five megawatts and be mounted on roofs or on the ground. And the power generated by the solar panels will directly provide power to the business.

Each individual solar array is subject to approval from the Kentucky Public Service Commission.

Erica Peterson is WFPL's Director of News and Programming.