Fox Squirrel Solar

Fox Squirrel Solar 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 local taxing districts.

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 approximately $5.19 million in annual tax revenues to Madison County and local taxing districts. 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 adjacent agricultural uses and are quickly becoming an important source of stable, diversified income for landowners.
Fox Squirrel Solar has conducted extensive environmental, wildlife and cultural impact reviews through the Ohio Power Siting Board permitting process. Solar photovoltaic systems produce no local emissions or contaminants, generate little to no perceptible noise outside of the fence line, and the panels are designed to absorb light in order to minimize any potential glare. The land can be returned to agricultural use after its life as a solar farm. Setbacks and vegetative screening have been incorporated into the site design 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?

EDF Renewables and Geenex Solar are committed to developing projects that take into account the rural character of the surrounding community. To this end, setbacks and vegetative screening have been incorporated into the site design to mitigate viewshed impacts. In addition, reports from third-party, professional appraisers with extensive experience in the evaluation of data on home sales next to solar projects have found no negative impact on neighboring property values. See this fact-sheet for more information: https://www.seia.org/research-resources/solar-property-value.

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