Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) - and Lightsource BP has been announced! The 20-year power purchase agreement will be funded, developed, operated, owned, and built by Lightsource BP. The development of their $125M Solar Facility will integrate the 130 MWDC / 100 MWAC solar energy project in Montgomery County and is currently projected to conclude in 2021.
The installment of these 350k+ solar panels across the 800-acre site will be the largest and most impressive displays in Alabama. The project site is located 15 miles from AMEA’s headquarters and will supply enough green energy to their 11 Member utilities,Alexander City, Dothan, Fairhope, Foley, Lafayette, Lanett, Luverne, Opelika, Piedmont, Sylacauga, and Tuskegee. Additionally, the project will provide over $5 million in property tax revenue to county schools over the following 35 years. The cost effective, locally sourced installment is a huge win in rural economic development and a clean renewable energy solution. Pair those with the remarkable support Montgomery County Schools will be receiving and this is far more than exciting, it was needed.