- Associated Press - Thursday, June 29, 2017

CLARKSVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Plans are underway for a solar power plant in west Arkansas that will be the state’s largest for a municipal utility.

Clarksville Light & Water Company and Scenic Hill Solar announced Thursday they’re partnering on the 40-acre project, which is expected to be completed by mid-2018. The project, which will contain more than 20,000 solar panels, is expected to be Arkansas’ third-largest solar power plant.

Scenic Hill Solar will build, own and operate the power plant on land leased from Clarksville Light & Water, which will purchase the power under a 30-year agreement. The project is expected to produce more than 11 million kilowatt-hours of electricity in its first year of operation. A news release says the project will add more than $10 million of economic development to Clarksville.

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