South Dixon Solar news
The company is the developer of the 3,800-acre solar project that would be built just south of Dixon.
The $450 million project would generate enough energy to power 100,000 homes, and it could bring in about $59 million in property taxes across the 40-year lifespan of the project.
The company re-petitioned under the county’s original solar ordinance, which has since been changed to address setback concerns from community members as well as visual buffers and fencing.
The project is estimated to generate about $50 million across 40 years in property taxes, and it would generate enough energy to power about 100,000 homes.
Property values, environmental factors and tax revenue were included in the discussion.
“This is our love; this is our livelihood,” said one of the landowners participating in the solar project as the public input portion concludes and Lee County zoning board begins final steps for proposed development
Community members still have a chance to weigh in on the solar development proposed south of the industrial park.
Lee County would be a good site for solar project because of energy transmission lines, cost and flat land, according to the project engineer.
The $450 million project would generate enough energy to power 100,000 homes.
South Dixon Solar will again be petitioning the county to build a 3,800-acre solar farm after its proposal was denied in February.