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Unlike another development, the Spotsylvania Solar Energy Center

WILL CREATE A SAFER, CLEANER WORLD FOR OUR CHILDREN


As opposed to another development on
this land, such as a neighborhood or an
industrial complex, the Solar Center will:

1. CONSERVE LAND
The sPower Spotsylvania Solar Energy Center will be sited on 3,000 acres of land in the
western portion of Spotsylvania County. Of the 6,000 total acres sPower will acquire for the
project, over 2,500 will be permanently conserved.

2. BRING ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY TO OUR REGION


sPower partners with major national companies to provide solar power to the wholesale
market. Off takers of the Spotsylvania Solar Energy Center include Microsoft, Apple, Akamai,
and Etsy. The project has the potential to attract additional tech investment to the region as
more companies in Virginia look to use renewable energy to power their operations.

3. GENERATE CLEAN ENERGY AND HELP THE ENVIRONMENT


The project will generate 500 megawatts of solar power. To put this in perspective, this
project is projected to offset approximately 825,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) per
year. That’s the equivalent of:
� Greenhouse gas emissions from 176,094 passenger vehicles driven for one year
� CO2 emissions from 88,798 homes’ energy use for one year
� CO2 emissions from 92,535,140 gallons of gasoline consumed

4. IMPROVE COUNTY INFRASTRUCTURE


Unlike the solar project, a neighborhood, mixed use development, or industrial complex
would put further strain on country services such as schools, roads, trash, water, sewage,
fire and rescue, and more—costing the County money. As part of the project, sPower is
investing and improving our infrastructure by:
� Investing $3.5 million to improve public water lines
� Placing two new 50,000 gallon water tanks which will assist in supporting public safety
for the entire area
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� Working with Verizon to locate a cell tower on the site, improving cell reception in the area
spotsylvania-solar.spower.com
sPower Presorted Standard
7501 Graham St. Suite 133 US Postage
PAID
Spotsylvania, VA 22553 CDLLC

Learn More: spotsylvania-solar.spower.com

The Solar Center Will Generate Clean Energy


& Income for Spotsylvania
Use this chart to see Spotsylvania Home Single Family Homes
Solar Center (permit by right) (re-zoning)
how the sPower solar Number of homes 0 250 1,750
center will improve Number of residents per home 4 4
county infrastructure
Number of vehicle trips 14,0002 912,500 6,387,500
and generate (per year)
additional income Vehicle Impact1
Number of vehicle trips 952,650 31,937,500 223,562,500
(35 years life of project)
compared to a permit-by-right CO2 Emission impact 0 8,500 85,000
neighborhood on the same (tons per year)
land (that would not require Locally Funded County 0 $822,0003 $5,754,000
Education Expenditures
re-zoning) and a re-zoned Annual Financial
County Non-Education Expenditures 0 $1,023,0004 $7,161,000
Impact Expenditures
neighborhood development. Total Additional Expenditures 0 $1,845,000 $12,915,000
(per year)
Property Tax $600,000 $833,000 $4,373,250
Other Tax5 $360 $249,000 $1,743,000
Revenue to County Energy Cost Savings from Solar Panels6 $850,000 $0 $0
Total Additional Revenue (per year) $1,450,360 $1,082,000 $6,116,250
Net Revenue (per year) $1,450,360 -$763,000 -$6,798,150
Belmont Park Improvement $500,000 — —
1. Based on 10 trips/day per home; 2. Temporary one-year New Fire Station $4,500,000 — —
construction phase will result in approximately 1,740 daily Improvements to Road Improvements $500,000 — —
vehicle trips; 3. $822/capita; 4. $1,023/capita; 5. Local County from Project
Sales Tax, Meals Tax, Consumer Utility Tax, Motor Vehicle Water Main Extension $3,500,000 — —
License Tax; 6. sPower has committed to donating $1 Total Value of Improvements $9,000,000 — —
million worth of solar panels for county buildings; average from Developer
annual savings over 35 years