McLennan County approves support for $13M solar farm project

Posted at 1:01 PM, Aug 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-09 14:06:17-04

McLennan County approved support for a $13M solar farm to be constructed near Bruceville-Eddy.

The project is a partnership between Cypress Creek Renewables, Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce and McLennan County.

One of the biggest solar developers in the U.S., Cypress Creek Renewables partners with local communities to provide access to affordable and clean energy through solar farms.

“Cypress Creek is thrilled to be making an important investment in the local economy of McLennan County, Texas,” CEO of Cypress Creek Renewables Matthew McGovern said. “Our company is committed to helping grow the economies of local communities by providing affordable renewable energy for homes and businesses. We greatly appreciate the cooperation of our partnering utilities and the local leaders who helped make this project possible.”

The 88 acre, 13-megawatt farm will generate enough power to support the energy needs of 1,000 homes annually, with a typical lifespan of 30 years. This will be the first solar farm in McLennan County.

The project is expected to support 100 related local jobs while under construction.

With investment from Cypress Creek Renewables, McLennan County supported the project with a five-year property tax abatement.

Construction is expected to begin late 2017 with a six-month timeline of completion.

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