Creating Value for Spotsylvania County
sPower is excited to be a part of Spotsylvania County and is partnering with local schools, businesses, and landowners to develop the Spotsylvania Solar Energy Center. This project provides numerous workforce opportunities, a strong local economic stimulus, increases tax revenues, and requires almost no services from the County. The Spotsylvania Solar Energy Center is anticipated to generate an estimated 700 new jobs during the construction phase and approximately 20–25 full-time positions during operations.
Currently, the 6,350 acres that sPower will be purchasing generates approximately $19,000 per year in property tax; compared to the estimated $600,000 in property tax that the Project would generate for Spotsylvania County during the first year of Project operations. In addition to increased revenue for the County from property tax, the Project would generate millions of dollars in additional revenue during the life of the Project for the County and its residents through capital investments and purchasing of local goods and services.
sPower has engaged local businesses and community organizations to promote public events related to education, youth sports and volunteer programs. Volunteerism and relationship building has been key to sPower’s successful, long-term relationships with community members and local administrators. Below is a list of some of the Spotsylvania County organizations sPower has already sponsored, donated to, and/or partnered with as of early 2018.
- Germanna Community College
- Spotsylvania County Little League
- Spotsylvania County Public Schools
- Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce
- Spotsylvania County Volunteer Fire Department
- Spotsylvania County Sheriff Department
The Project is anticipated to offset approximately 825,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per year. This is equivalent to:
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