Elkhart County Solar Project is located about
7 miles southeast of Goshen.
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SIZE & ACRES
Approximately 850 acres have been secured for the project, with 700 acres enclosed inside the project fence. The actual project equipment will cover less than 480 acres.
The project will connect to the regional power grid (PJM) at a new substation located near the intersection of two existing overhead transmission lines within the northern portion of the project area. While a utility or large energy user will purchase the output of the solar facility, the energy itself will flow to the nearest energy users – nearby businesses
ELKHART COUNTY SOLAR PROJECT
Elkhart County Solar Project, LLC is proposing a 100 megawatt (MW) solar energy facility in Elkhart County, IN. We are excited to be working in partnership with county officials and landowners to bring a generator of clean, homegrown solar energy to Elkhart County. The total output of a 100 MW project is equal to the power used by approximately 18,900 Indiana homes each year.
Solar Project Benefits & Impacts
Benefits of a Solar Project
A solar project provides a healthy, productive economic development opportunity for local landowners to harvest a stable cash crop–the sun. Benefits include positive impacts to the local economy through tax revenues to local governments and support to other local services. Host communities typically experience economic boosts for local businesses and supply chains and the opportunities for new jobs–primarily during the construction phase.
In addition to being safe and compatible with agricultural and rural residential uses, solar energy facilities exist in harmony with wildlife and the environment. They make good neighbors because they operate almost silently without producing odor or byproducts; or attracting additional traffic.
In the bigger picture, solar energy projects provide an abundant, earth-friendly, sustainable power resource to help stabilize electricity costs. These amazing systems lessen carbon emissions and contribute to the diversification of the nation’s electricity grid.
Solar energy facilities produce direct positive economic impacts by increasing the local tax base and creating stable revenue to fund local schools and other taxing bodies.
They also generate indirect positive economic impacts during the construction phase as local businesses (restaurants, gas stations, hotels, stores, and more) and supply chains experience an influx of spending from customers involved in the project's installation.
Local Economic Impact
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July 8, 2021 - During the Elkhart County Planning Commission Meeting with a favorable staff recommendation, the Commission voted to recommend to the Board of County Commissioners that the Detailed Planned Unity Development application by Elkhart County Solar Project be approved.