One of the largest solar power arrays in Alabama will take shape about 15 miles outside Montgomery over the next two years, as the Alabama Municipal Electric Authority today announced a $125 million energy generation project.
The plan will involve more than 350,000 solar panels on 800 acres and is projected to be completed by 2021.
Alabama Municipal Electric Authority (AMEA) and California-based Lightsource BP announced the project today. Lightsource BP will finance, develop, build, own, and operate the solar facility and will deliver energy to AMEA under a 20-year power purchase agreement.
The solar array is expected to generate enough electricity to power more than 20,000 homes. AMEA provides power for Alexander City, Dothan, Fairhope, Foley, LaFayette, Lanett, Luverne, Opelika, Piedmont, Sylacauga, and Tuskegee.