Investing in Our future - the Rock Creek Solar Farm

The Rock Creek Solar Farm will provide clean energy for Iowans and bring an estimated $181 million investment to Clinton County.

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Solar Revenue Improves Our County

The solar farm will pay $11.5 million in taxes, over the life of the project. That’s revenue that can be used for:

$6.2 Million for School Improvements

Road Repairs

High-Speed Internet

Improved County Services

Rock Creek Solar Farm - The Facts

Pay $11.5 million in Property Taxes

$181 Million Investment for Clinton County

Create 200 Construction Jobs

Less than 1% of Farmland Used

150MW of American-Made Energy

Frequently Asked Questions

Percentage of farmland used

Both projects, combined, would use less than 1% of Linn County farmland. That farmland is voluntarily leased to the projects by farmers, who are best suited to decide what is best for their land and families. 

Solar panels are solid

Solar panels are solid and sealed and cannot be penetrated by rainwater. In the same way the screens on the smartphones we carry with us all the time do not leak, solar panels do not leach. 

Removal of solar panels

At the end of the project the companies must remove all the panels and equipment and return the land to its original state. 

Solar panels are safe for the enviroment

As the Sierra Club states: Solar power “has no carbon emissions and NO other harmful toxic emissions, including mercury, lead and cadmium.”

Soil preservation

Proper soil management during the project contributes to agricultural sustainability. Farmers can resume planting crops after decommissioning if they choose.

Our mission

Iowans are already benefiting from reliable, affordable and clean renewable energy, and we lead the nation in wind power. As solar energy generation grows in Iowa, the benefits of renewable energy can be shared by greater numbers of Iowans.

At Bright Future Iowa, we will help more Iowans understand the benefits these projects provide to our state, our communities and our farmers. Renewable energy is a safe source of revenue and economic growth.

 

A note from our chairman

Swati Dandekar
I’ve dedicated my life to service and helping the people of Iowa. From my early days as a school board member to my time as a Linn County area State Senator, I’ve always believed in the importance of a diverse, affordable, and clean energy system that supports Iowans.
Swati Dandekar
Chairman of Bright Future Iowa

Let’s tell our local elected officials to support solar and secure a better future for Linn County

Linn County has a chance to grow its economy if the Linn County Board of Supervisors support the Duane Arnold Solar farm!

 

 

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