Fayetteville city leaders tour clean energy project

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA)- The City of Fayetteville is one step closer to 100 percent clean energy.

Mayor Lioneld Jordan and the Fayetteville City Council toured the city’s Solar Array Project near the Paul R. Noland Wastewater Treatment Plant early Tuesday. 

The City of Fayetteville adopted an energy action plan in January 2018, laying out goals to make the city more energy efficient and sustainable.

“It’s just an exciting moment, as I always say,” said Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan. “This is another big win for the City of Fayetteville, and I mean, we’re leading the charge. We were the first ones to adopt and energy action plan of this stature in the State of Arkansas. This is, they tell me, the largest solar panel array for a city in the state.”

The city has partnered with Ozark Electric Cooperative and Today’s Power, Inc.

The project is expected to be completed in the summer of 2019 and operations will begin shortly after. 

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