Fox Squirrel Solar

Fox Squirrel Solar Project has a capacity of producing 577 MW of clean solar power to ~129,900 households annually. The project is expected to take ~18-24 months to construct, provide roughly ~300-400 construction jobs and generate $5,193,000 in annual tax revenues for the local municipality.

This project is part of the Geenex Solar development pipeline owned by EDF Renewables.

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Project Impacts

Fox Squirrel Solar will generate more than $3.6 million in annual tax revenues to Madison County and will source 80% of its construction work force will come from within the state of Ohio. Solar facilities can enhance a county’s reputation as an attractive and friendly environment for advanced manufacturing, technology and related jobs. Solar farms are also compatible with agriculture and are fast becoming an important component of long-term farm viability in rural communities.
Fox Squirrel Solar will be subject to extensive environmental, wildlife and cultural impact reviews through the Ohio Power Siting Board permitting process. Solar photovoltaic systems produce no emissions or contaminants, generate no noise outside of the fence line, and the panels are designed to absorb light so there is no glare. The land can be returned to agricultural use after its life as a solar farm making solar a great place-holder for the future. The developer will provide notable setbacks and vegetative screening to mitigate viewshed impacts to neighbors of the project.
Fox Squirrel Solar will be a resource for educational opportunities for local students through the developer’s support of the Center for Energy Education (C4EE). The Center for Energy Education has already begun to include Madison County teachers and students in STEM summer camps and unique educational training programs that focus on renewable energy. Look for the C4EE’s mobile classroom in your local community in the near future!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do solar farms affect surrounding property values?

Geenex Solar is committed to developing projects that take into account the rural character of the surrounding community. To this end, we offer notable setbacks and vegetative screening to mitigate viewshed impacts. In addition, we engage with professional appraisers with extensive experience in the evaluation of data on actual home sales next to solar projects. The findings are that solar facilities have no negative impact on neighboring property values due to their low-impact land use.

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