100MW PV

Located in Kentucky

Harvesting the Kentucky Sunshine to Power Economic Development

Located in the heart of Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region, home to Eastern Kentucky University and Berea College, the Madison County solar project is an economic development opportunity being pursued by ACCIONA.

 

The project was originally developed by Tenaska, and will continue to have Tenaska’s support for project development. The project represents an estimated $120M investment and will employ up to 300 people at peak construction. It will create an estimated five to seven full-time jobs during operation and will contribute millions in local tax revenue over the life of the project.

 

ACCIONA’s team is committed to using local businesses and services providers when possible during construction and operation.

 

An independent consultant performed an analysis of the economic impact the project will bring to Madison county. A summary of that report can be downloaded below.

Local Benefits of Solar Energy

  • A boost in tax revenue without an increased demand on local services like police and schools
  • Local job creation and support of local businesses
  • Local partnership opportunities. Each ACCIONA project includes a social impact management program dedicated to advancing education, wellness or environmental stewardship

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Location: Madison County, Kentucky.
  • Capacity: 100 MW PV.
  • Technology: Solar panels affixed to solar trackers
  • Timeline:
    • Local Permitting: 2020-2021
    • Construction: 2021-2022
    • Begin Operations: 2023
  • Owners: ACCIONA

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KEY POINTS

  • Key project in a portfolio of solar farms being developed by ACCIONA for delivery by 2023
  • Site will feature solar panels, affixed to solar-trackers that maximize production throughout the day
  • Expected to generate millions in local tax revenue over the life of the project, while offering income diversity to the landowners participating in the solar farm.
  • Up to 300 new direct jobs during peak construction and an estimated 5 to 7 permanent jobs once operational.

Key figures

300

new direct jobs

$120M

investment

100

MW PV

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