Arevon is proud to be building the Kelso Solar Project, located in Scott County, Missouri.
Here is a snapshot of the project:
200-350 megawatt AC
Scott County, Missouri. The power will be transmitted to the Kelso-Miner 161kV Line (Ameren).
According to the independent study based on 200 MW, the project will have a footprint of approximately 2,000 acres of land to locate solar panel arrays, an operations and maintenance building, inverters, and access roads.
$175 million local estimated investment based off of 200 MW.
200 MW generates enough solar energy to power the average electricity consumption of approximately 35,000 Missouri homes each year.
Once constructed, the project has a 35-year useful life. After this time, it will be decommissioned in accordance with a decommissioning plan and bond.
Economic Development Study
An independent study conducted in December 2020 by Strategic Economic Research, LLC and authored by Dr. David G. Loomis a Professor of Economics at Illinois State University, estimates that based on 200 MW, the Kelso Solar Project would bring broad economic benefits to Scott County, including:
237 full-time equivalent jobs, including 82 located in Scott County.
Property taxes of over $9 million, including $6.6 million to school districts.
1 full-time operation and maintenance job.
Gross Domestic Product
$10.6 million during construction and $1.1 million per year during the project's 35 years of operation.
Generates property and sales tax revenue for schools, first responders and other local needs
Compensates landowners for land use providing stable income source for over 35 years
Contracts with local businesses and services
Does not place heavy burden on government-supported services like schools and roads
Results in secondary economic activity for local restaurants, hotels and other retail and wholesale businesses
Does not need external fuel inputs, reducing transportation risks and increasing reliability
Will help Missouri meet its power needs
Produces zero-emissions power that does not contribute to local pollution or global climate change
Generates power with no noise or smell
Will help Missouri meet its clean energy and climate goals
Local Agreements and Land Transactions
Engineering and Permitting