Another major solar project to be built in Arkansas




The latest solar project in Arkansas will be used to provide electrical power to the city of Hot Springs.

Scenic Hill Solar of North Little Rock plans a major groundbreaking on Thursday reported Arkansas Business.

The company, led by former Arkansas Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, had already planned a 5 p.m. Wednesday groundbreaking for a project for the Stuttgart School District in Arkansas County.

The public-private partnerships comes on the heels of an important net-metering ruling by regulators that upheld the strong price for solar customers putting their excess energy back onto the electric grid.

That helped clear the way for $125 million in planned projects by Scenic Hill, Halter told Arkansas Business, including the projects taking shape in Hot Springs and Stuttgart.

The Hot Springs endeavor, announced in September, will build multiple power plants to provide electricity for the city, totaling 12.5 megawatts of direct-current power and 19 million kilowatt-hours per year. The groundbreaking will be at the Southwest Wastewater Treatment Plant on Winkler Road.

Source: Arkansas Business