DARLINGTON, IN – Officials from the Town of Darlington joined with state and federal legislators and the Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) to cut the ribbon on the Darlington Solar Park on Friday, November 1st. Senator Phil Boots, Indiana State Director of Broadband Opportunities Scott Rudd, and personnel from the office of Senator Mike Braun joined with IMPA President Raj Rao to recognize the milestone in the community. Darlington joins a growing list of IMPA member communities to have a solar park.
“Darlington is thrilled to cut the ribbon on this solar park,” commented Brian Mullen, Darlington Electric and Street Department Superintendent and IMPA Commissioner. “The addition of this park has diversified our generation resources while providing an educational opportunity for our students, residents, and visitors. It is a wonderful community asset to have.”
“For over 35 years, IMPA has provided a low-cost, reliable, and environmentally-responsible power supply to our member communities,” commented Raj Rao, IMPA President and CEO. “The Darlington Solar Park enables us to continue meeting that goal. The output of the park will remain in the community serving the needs of residents and business alike, while enabling IMPA to continue expanding our diverse portfolio through the addition of solar energy.”
The Darlington Solar Park is located on 5.6 acres of land and is comprised of 3,060 solar panels. The facility is rated at 0.91 MW and will produce an annual amount of energy to power about 137 homes. The park will utilize a single axis tracking system that allows the panels to move throughout the day following the path of the sun.
Other IMPA communities in which solar parks have been built include Advance, Anderson, Argos, Bainbridge, Crawfordsville, Flora, Frankton, Greenfield, Huntingburg, Pendleton, Peru, Rensselaer, Richmond, Spiceland, Tell City, Tipton, Washington, and Waynetown. IMPA is currently constructing additional solar parks in Centerville, Crawfordsville, Gas City, Richmond, and Scottsburg.
For more information about IMPA’s solar parks, visit www.impa.com/solar.
The Indiana Municipal Power Agency is the not-for-profit wholesale power provider to 61 cities and towns in Indiana and Ohio who own and operate the municipal electric distribution systems in their communities. IMPA member communities deliver electric service to approximately 340,000 individuals throughout the state. For more information, visit www.IMPA.com.
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