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IMPA Celebrates 50th Solar Park

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November 21, 2023


KNIGHTSTOWN, IN – A new renewable power source is up and running in Knightstown! Officials from the community and students from Knightstown Community High School joined with representatives from the Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) to cut the ribbon on the Knightstown Solar Park on Monday, November 20th.

The Knightstown Solar Park is IMPA’s 50th constructed solar park in the state.  Rated at 1.3 MW-AC, the facility can produce an annual amount of energy enough to power approximately 238 homes. The park is located on approximately 8 acres of land and is comprised of 3,816 solar panels. Utilizing a single axis tracking system, the solar panels will move throughout the day following the path of the sun.

"Our town has worked with IMPA to upgrade its metering system, sponsor community events, and improve our electric reliability," said Sarah Ward, IMPA Commissioner for Knightstown.  "Now the town is proud to have a solar park to add to its list of accomplishments."

“IMPA’s ongoing commitment to providing a low-cost, reliable and environmentally responsible power supply to our 61 communities is a top priority for the Agency,” said Jack Alvey, IMPA President and CEO. “Diversifying our power portfolio allows IMPA to stay on the cutting edge of trends and policy changes while maintaining a reliable portfolio to serve our members. Our collaboration with Knightstown in constructing a solar park in the community not only benefits the town by keeping the investment and property taxes local, but it helps all the Agency’s member communities plan for a bright future.”

IMPA has constructed 50 solar parks throughout the state, adding over 196 MW of solar generation to its power supply portfolio. Other nearby IMPA communities in which solar parks are located include Greenfield, Middletown, Spiceland, and Richmond.

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