September 22, 2018

Development Authority leases land for solar system

The new Solar System is located at the Industrial Park East near downtown Franklin (Photo: Heard County Development Authority)

The new Solar System is located at the Industrial Park East near downtown Franklin (Photo: Heard County Development Authority)

(Franklin, GA) — The Development Authority of Heard County has signed a 25 year lease with two five year options with Inman Solar, a solar energy developer and contractor, for a five acre tract in the floodplain of the Chattahoochee River in the Industrial Park East in Franklin.

The project was awarded by Georgia Power under their Georgia Power Advanced Solar Initiative (GPASI) 2015 Edition.

All power and renewable attributes generated by the solar system will be sold to Georgia Power.

The one megawatt system will be owned and operated by Inman Solar’s investors.  Plasti-Paint, Inc. is considered the “host” of the solar system.

The project will, at its peak, offset the peak power consumption of their facility.

Inman Solar is a full service, turn-key developer. They fully design and construct the projects then develop and operate them on behalf of their customers for the life of the project.

Prior to clearing and construction, the West Georgia Chapter of the Georgia Native Plant Society performed a native plant rescue in advance of development.

The plants removed from the site may be relocated to other sites including churches, parks, restoration projects and other locations selected by the Georgia Native Plant Society.

The Industrial Park East is already home to Plasti-Paint, Inc. and the Franklin campus of West Georgia Technical College.

Recently completed building sites include one 35,000 square foot building site, two 12,000 square foot sites and one 10,000 square foot g site; all within the city limits of historic Franklin!

Comments

  1. Lisa Staffieri says:

    What if the river rises, as we all know it can, will it be damaged?

  2. No. The panels are elevated above the flood plain.

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