Washington Celebrates Second Solar Park
Indiana Municipal Power Agency and City cut the ribbon for new 9.9 megawatt facility.
WASHINGTON, IN – Officials from Washington joined with representatives from the Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) to cut the ribbon on the Washington 2 Solar Park on Thursday, November 9th.
The Washington 2 Solar Park is IMPA’s largest constructed solar park, rated at 9.9 MW-AC and can produce an annual amount of energy enough to power approximately 1980 homes. The park is located on approximately 57 acres of land and is comprised of 28,224 solar panels. Utilizing a single axis tracking system, the solar panels will move throughout the day following the path of the sun.
“IMPA’s ongoing commitment to providing a low-cost, reliable and environmentally responsible power supply to our 61 communities is a top priority for the Agency,” said Jack Alvey, IMPA President and CEO. “Diversifying our power portfolio allows IMPA to stay on the cutting edge of trends and policy changes while maintaining a reliable portfolio to serve our members. Our collaboration with Washington in constructing a solar park in the community not only benefits the town by keeping the investment and property taxes local, but helps all of the Agency’s member communities plan for a bright future.”
IMPA has constructed 50 solar parks throughout the state, adding over 196 MW of solar generation. Other nearby IMPA communities in which solar parks are located include Huntingburg and Jasper.