Columbia City Celebrates Solar Park Ribbon Cutting
COLUMBIA CITY, IN – Officials from the City of Columbia City joined with Senator Andy Zay, Representative Chris Judy, and representatives from the Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) to cut the ribbon on the Columbia City Solar Park on Thursday, June 3rd. Columbia City joins a growing list of IMPA member communities to have a solar park.
“We are thrilled to cut the ribbon on this solar park in Columbia City,” commented Mayor Ryan Daniel. “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, and we were excited to partner with IMPA on this project.”
“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 Columbia City 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 Columbia City Solar Park is located on 30 acres of land and is comprised of over 14,700 solar panels. The facility is rated at 4.3 MW and will produce an annual amount of energy to power about 800 homes. The park utilizes a single axis tracking system that allows the panels to move throughout the day following the path of the sun.
IMPA has constructed 34 solar parks throughout the state, adding 120 MW of solar generation. Other nearby IMPA communities in which solar parks have been built include Argos, Gas City, and Peru. IMPA is currently constructing additional solar parks in Anderson and Richmond.
For more information about IMPA’s solar parks, visit www.impa.com/solar