Ranger Power’s solar project in Clinton County will help improve the economic landscape, support local and regional businesses, and create additional revenue sources for the county.
The Project was unanimously approved by Clinton County in August 2023.
Local and Regional Businesses
The Hawkeye Solar Project is an approved utility-scale solar project being developed by Ranger Power in partnership with private landowners near the City of Grand Mound, Iowa. The project will generate clean, low-cost solar energy for families and businesses in Eastern Iowa – with the capacity to power more than 50,000 Iowa homes. It will maintain the character of the rural community while also contributing significant new tax revenue and creating local jobs during construction.
Iowa is a national leader when it comes to advancing clean energy, whether wind, solar, ethanol, or biodiesel. The Hawkeye Solar Project will provide direct benefits to Clinton County residents and help the state maintain and even build on this leadership in the years to come.
Ranger Power is a solar development company focused on projects across the Midwest. We pride ourselves on working closely with neighbors and other stakeholders to develop projects the local community can be proud of for years to come.
The project will generate substantial new tax revenue every year for the benefit of the surrounding community, to help fund local schools, public safety services, and other services and infrastructure. The project is also expected to create more than 200 construction jobs, and construction activity will, in turn, create further economic activity in the area benefiting local restaurants, hotels, shops, etc.
PANEL ROWS WILL BE
Rows of panels are separated by open space to prevent shading. Even when panels are flat at midday, a pick-up truck can safely drive between rows.
PANELS WILL BE ABOUT AS TALL AS FULL-GROWN CORN
With the panels positioned to catch the morning or evening sun, the height of the panels will be similar to that of full-grown corn.
When panels are flat at midday, they will be well below the height of full-grown corn.