Aerial Progress of Hickory Solar Park - Jerseyville, Illinois

May 16, 2024 | 5,921 views |

Take an aerial tour of the Hickory Solar Park, located just north of Jerseyville, Illinois.

According to EDP Renewables North America, this 110 MW solar project, set to begin commercial operation in 2024, will power over 27,800 Illinois homes, save 139 million gallons of water annually, and prevent air pollution causing smog, acid rain, and climate change. With a capital investment of over $130 million, the project will create 300+ construction jobs, multiple permanent jobs, and generate millions of dollars for local landowners and governments.

Watch as the bifacial tracking solar photovoltaic panels take shape over 1,000 acres. Credit to 618 Drone Service for this stunning footage. Follow their Facebook page for more amazing videos: 618 Drone Service.

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