Installed capacity of 110 megawatts (MW)

Project overview

Hickory Solar Park will be located just north of Jerseyville on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River, north of St. Louis, Missouri. The town is surrounded by vast open agriculture fields and small patches of heavily wooded areas. The town of Jerseyville is a small, farming community that also serves as a popular getaway destination for the greater St. Louis area.

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Economic benefits

Hickory Solar Park yields significantly in the form of payments to landowners, local spending, and annual community investment. Hickory Solar Park is also compatible with other land uses and provides a stable form of income to local landowners.

Solar panel
$130+ million

Capital investment

$15+ million

Would be paid to local governments

Energy savings
$37+ million

Would be paid to landowners

Millions of dollars

Would be spent locally

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Job creation

300+ construction jobs and multiple permanent jobs would be created

Renewable energy technology

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Energy security

Hickory Solar Park would contribute to the national energy security for the state of Illinois and the United States, helping diversify domestic supply.
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Hickory Solar Park would consist of 1,000 acres of bifacial tracking solar photovoltaic panels.
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Solar energy in the U.S.

Solar costs have fallen 57% over the last decade, making it one of the most affordable new electricity sources in the U.S.
Environmental benefits
139 million gallons of water saved each year

Hickory Solar Park will save more than 139 million gallons of water each year and will displace 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.

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Hickory Solar Park Fact Sheet
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Contact Us

EDP Renewables North America
Corporate Headquarters

1501 McKinney Street, Suite 1300
Houston, TX 77010