250

MW PV

Harvesting the Buffalo Trace Area Sun to Power Economic Development

Located in the heart of Kentucky’s Buffalo Trace Area, the Mason County solar project is an economic development opportunity being pursued by ACCIONA Energía, which will bring private investment and a strong commitment to job creation and environmental stewardship.

The Mason County solar farm is a landmark project amongst the portfolio of solar energy investments being pursued by ACCIONA Energía. This project represents an investment estimated at $200M +.

 

The project will create an estimated 400 jobs at the peak of construction. The Mason County Solar Farm will contribute millions in local tax revenue over its 30+ year lifetime and will be part of ACCIONA Energía’s social impact management program which reinvests project revenues into the community.

 

ACCIONA Energía’s team is committed to partnering with local businesses during the development and operation of the project and is a proud a member of the Maysville-Mason County Area Chamber of Commerce.

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 Energía project includes a social impact management program dedicated to advancing education, wellness or environmental stewardship
  • Clean, homegrown electricity

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Location:Mason County, Kentucky.
  • Capacity: 250 MW PV
  • Technology: Solar panels affixed to solar trackers
  • Timeline:
    • Local Permitting: 2020-2021
    • Construction: 2022-2023
    • Begin Operations: 2023-2024
  • Owners: ACCIONA Energía

KEY POINTS

  • Key project in a portfolio of solar farms being developed by ACCIONA Energía in Kentucky
  • Site will feature solar panels, affixed to solar trackers that maximize production throughout the day, with a maximum height of 15 feet
  • Estimated 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.
  • Estimated to bring more than 400 new direct jobs during peak construction as well as FT employment opportunities during operation.

More information

If you want to know more, access the Mason County solar farm project page. 

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