The Indiana Municipal Power Agency has cut the ribbon on a solar park in the city of Washington. The utility says the IMPA Washington Solar Park covers 23 acres and includes more than 15,500 panels that can produce up to four megawatts of energy, enough to power over 450 homes.
The Daviess County facility is the IMPA’s tenth solar park and what the utility says will be the first of several to go online this year throughout the state. IMPA Chief Executive Officer Raj Rao says, in addition to providing solar energy, the facility will serve as an economic development tool to bring new businesses to Washington.
"IMPA continues to expand our diverse portfolio through the addition of solar energy in our communities," said Raj Rao, chief executive officer of the IMPA. "Through our over $6 million investment in this facility and continued property tax payments, the IMPA Washington Solar Park will have a lasting impact on the community."
The IMPA has solar facilities in other communities, including Argos, Crawfordsville, Pendleton, Rensselaer and Richmond. The utility says it hopes to develop a solar park in each of its 60 member communities.