2nd set of solar panels going up near Aragon
Want to know what those strange poles are in the middle of a field alongside Highway 101 near Aragon?
Those will soon be the footings that will feature dozens of solar panels producing power locally when the sun shines over Polk County, joining hundreds already sitting silently in the area.
Hecate Energy’s l at - est project approved back in late April by the Polk County Commission is us- ing around 10 of 14 acres of the Lewis family land to fill in solar panels in the property to make electricity.
They join a small solar farm already setup and running across Highway 101, which has been in place for the past several years.
It’s at least a $1.2 million investment being made by the Hecate Energy in the Polk County project, and through an agreement aren’t making the solar panels a permanent fixture on the landscape should it be decided they should be removed after a 30 year agreement expires.
It makes the third expansion of solar electricity in Polk County since the start of 2016. Rockmart and Cedartown’s facilities operated by Inman Solar in the cities industrial parks were expanded last year to increase their electric generation capacity.
No timetable on when the project is expected to be completed was available at press time.
Dozens of poles on 10 acres of land on Highway 101 near Aragon are almost ready for new solar panels to be installed.