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Superville announces new $12.1 million solar farm in the works for Lamar County

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Lamar County Judge, Chuck Superville welcomed new corporate citizen, Cypress Creek Renewables, to Lamar County this morning.

Cypress Creek is a developer and long-term owner/operator of solar projects located across the United States and they are planning to construct a solar farm here in southeast Lamar County.

“If successful, it is possible that Cypress Creek could construct three additional solar farms in Lamar County,” said Lamar County Judge Chuck Superville.

Currently, Cypress Creek is planning to construct a $12.1 million solar farm located on 60 acres just south of Blossom.

“It will produce 10MW of electricity, which is enough electricity to power 1,500 homes for a year,” added Superville.

The project will employ roughly 80 workers for 6-8 months during construction and will result in one direct full-time local job for a person to maintain the facility. However, a number of subcontractors will be used to perform other work at the site.

Cypress Creek hopes to complete the project by the end of the year.

“For the project to go forward, Cypress Creek requires a 5 year, 50% tax abatement from Lamar County, the taxes to Prairiland ISD and Paris Junior College will not be abated,” said Superville.

Prairiland ISD alone will receive over $133,000 per year in additional gross tax revenue,” added Superville. “This would make Cypress Creek the second largest tax-payer to the Prairiland ISD.”

The Commissioners Court has authorized County Judge, Chuck Superville to go forward to hire counsel, and prepare the necessary paperwork to make this project a reality.

“The Commissioners Court must then approve the agreement,” said Superville.

PHOTO SOURCE: https://ccrenew.com/

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