The Alabama Solar Park will be located in the Town of Alabama on land used for agriculture. Approximately 1,500 acres of land will be leased with landowners. The solar park will complement the area’s agricultural resources, providing farmers with a stable, drought-resistant cash crop in the form of landowner lease payments.
Alabama Solar Park will have an installed capacity of 130 megawatts (MW). Alabama's generation is equivalent to the consumption of more than 34,000 New York homes.
Alabama Solar Park yields significant economic benefits to the community in the form of payments to landowners, local spending, and annual community investment.
Alabama Solar represents a capital investment of $117 million. The project will create approximately 250 full-time equivalent jobs during construction and 4 permanent jobs during the life of the project.
Alabama Solar Park will save more than 231 million gallons of water each year and displaces carbon emissions from fossil fuel power plants, a major contributor to climate change. Solar energy also enhances air quality by helping to mitigate the health effects of harmful air pollutants.
Alabama Solar Park will be compatible with other land uses and will provide a stable form of income to local landowners Millions of dollars will be paid to local landowners through the life of the project.
Alabama Solar Park will contribute to the United States' energy security and help diversify our nation's energy supply.
Alabama Solar Park will consist of approximately 1,000 acres of solar panels. Solar cells have no moving parts and convert sunlight directly into electricity via the photoelectric effect. This direct-current electricity is then collected, transformed into alternating-current, and finally enters the electrical grid through a substation after being converted to the proper voltage.