12 Jun '18, 6pm

Family-owned cattle farm in Georgia welcomes new #solar project on marginal land:

Source: United Renewable Energy United Renewable Energy LLC (URE) and Constellation, an Exelon company, have announced the completion of a 1.8 MW solar project at Hunter Farms Inc., a 360-acre, family-owned cattle farm in Jakin, Ga. The Hunter family, which established the company in 1937, will benefit from lease payments from the solar array, situated within marginal land. “Projects like this provide-much needed income to landowners like Hunter Farms Inc.,” says William Silva, CEO of URE. “In the farming economy, where diversification is increasingly vital, this project brings a nice cash crop to augment their top-quality, animal-welfare-approved beef.” The system – made up of 5,305 photovoltaic panels – operates under a 30-year power purchase agreement; Constellation sells all energy and environmental attributes to Georgia Power. Constellation now owns and operates 17.8 ...

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