Superior Solar Project
We are currently developing a 149.7 MW solar energy facility in Marquette County, MI. We are excited to be working in partnership with local officials and landowners to bring Marquette County residents the opportunity to host a clean, environmentally compatible, renewable energy generation installation.
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Superior Solar Project is located in Sands Township of Marquette County.
Approximately 2,300 acres are being considered in Marquette County. However, the project, which consists of all solar components and infrastructure, will occupy an estimated 1,500 acres of the project area based on the current design.
Superior Solar Project will serve the MISO power grid into the Dead River - Arnold 345 kV line located within the project site.
Benefits of a Solar Project
A solar project provides a healthy, productive economic development opportunity for local land to harvest a stable cash crop–the sun. Benefits include positive impacts to the local economy through tax revenues to local governments and support to other local services. Host communities typically experience economic boosts for local businesses and supply chains and the opportunities for new jobs–primarily during the construction phase.
In addition to being safe, solar energy facilities exist in harmony with wildlife and the environment. They make good neighbors because they operate almost silently without producing odor or byproducts; or attracting additional traffic.
In the bigger picture, solar energy projects provide an abundant, earth-friendly, sustainable power resource to help stabilize electricity costs. These amazing systems lessen carbon emissions and contribute to the diversification of the nation’s electricity grid.
Local Economic Impact
Solar power produces direct positive economic impacts by contributing to the economic revitalization of local communities through increases to the local tax base and creating stable revenue to fund local schools and other taxing bodies.
Solar power also generates indirect positive economic impacts during the construction process as local businesses (restaurants, gas stations, hotels, stores, and more) and supply chains experience an influx of customers.
December 15, 2020 - The Sands Township Planning Commission approved the Special Use Permit for Superior Solar Project. We are excited to continue developing a project that works for this community and lay the groundwork for a future of energy independence for the Upper Peninsula. We’d like to extend a sincere thank you to the community members who spoke in support of the project. We appreciate all the valuable input and feedback from everyone who participated in this important process, and we look forward to a continued collaboration with the community.
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Without the vision and partnership of local officials and supportive community members, solar power facilities would not be possible.
With gratitude, we want to recognize the landowners and residents of Marquette County for their support and ambition to secure a bright future for their community through an economic contributor like Superior Solar Project.