River Fork Solar is projected to generate an estimated $15 million in property tax revenue over 25 years.
River Fork Solar will create an estimated 269 jobs during construction locally, 1,586 jobs statewide and a handful of permanent maintenance jobs after construction.
The project will be located on approximately 1,000 acres of primarily fields and vacant land.
Under the current zoning ordinance, the panels cannot exceed 15 feet in height. The panels for River Fork Solar are expected to be less than 10 feet tall.
The solar panels that will be used for River Fork Solar will be manufactured with Tedlar® polyvinyl fluoride films, which are free from dangerous PFAS chemicals. This has been verified by the manufacturer DowDupont.
The River Fork Solar Project will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 244,000 tons, which is equivalent to taking 53,043 cars off the road.