Solar - Our New Cash Crop
You plant it once, but it can harvest energy and money for years - and that money can fund better internet, our schools and more benefits for all of us.
Solar farms offer Hoosier communities a chance to diversify and grow their local economies.
78% of Hoosiers agree that farmers have the right to choose what they want to do with their land, including develop renewable energy.
Solar farms are investments from private companies that pay millions to our communities with property taxes.
The Mammoth and Moss Creek Solar farms will be developed over three years, with a $1.3 billion private investment
Moss Creek Solar means more than $20 million in additional tax revenue
Together, these projects pay more than $40 million in economic development payments to Pulaski County
Revenue from solar farms can be used for:
Access to highspeed internet
Equipment for first responders
Don’t let Pulaski County be left behind! Write your local county officials today and tell them to support the Moss Creek and Mammoth Solar Farms!
Area Plan Commission Meeting March 16
Pulaski County Highway Garage
The Area Plan Commission is holding a special session to consider changes to the Unified Development Ordinance regarding private property owners leasing their land temporarily for solar development.
Proposed solar farms will more than $40 million in economic development payments to Pulaski County, among other benefits. But opponents to solar want to stop private property owners from entering into voluntary agreements with private companies to develop solar farms.
Passage of the changes to the Unified Development Ordinance helps protect private property rights – and the benefits solar would bring to everyone in Pulaski County.
Solar Helping Hoosiers in NW Indiana!
At a recent groundbreaking ceremony for a new solar farm in Starke County, we caught up with local Hoosiers and ceremony participants and asked how solar will help Hoosiers get ahead.
More from Hoosiers on Solar Benefits
Access to Broadband
"Investments from renewable energy are actually bringing us reliable high-speed broadband, among other benefits. We couldn’t have afforded any of it if we hadn’t embraced renewable energy."
- Paul Jackson, Director of Economic Development in Benton County
Economic Development for Rural Communities
"What’s going to keep rural America alive? How economically are you going to do that? Renewable energy is on every list. That’s really going to give the resources, the financial resources, to help a community thrive."
- Ceann Bales, Executive Director Randolph Community and Economic Development Corporation
Funding for Rural Schools
"Renewables provide a tax base for our schools. It is a huge win-win. You can use the money from renewables for technology, for bus repairs and HVAC repairs. That frees up the cash for the teachers out of the general budget."
- Tom McKinney
Tipton County Farmer