England Mayor Butch House (center) talks with Delta Solar CEO Bob East (left) and Tyler Wilson, also of Delta Solar, after the ceremonial groundbreaking Wednesday on the city’s new solar array. (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette/Thomas Metthe)
Instead of entering into a power-purchase agreement to get electrical power from a solar operation, the city of England in northwest Arkansas did a land-swap.
In the pioneering new model, England provided 12 acres of land to Little Rock-based Delta Solar, a move in which the land cannot be developed and the city still gets about $5,000 a year in electrical savings reported Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette.
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