Pulaski County to host groundbreaking for new solar array, Nov. 1

PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (October 26, 2022) – Pulaski County will hold a groundbreaking for its new 4.7MW solar array in the Little Rock Port Authority Industrial Park on Tuesday, November 1 at 10 a.m. 

Once complete, this solar array, in conjunction with Pulaski County’s other site located by the Pulaski County Detention Center, will supply approximately 90% of the County’s electric needs with clean, renewable solar power.

The cost to taxpayers for the County to transition to solar is $0, thanks to its solar service agreement with Today’s Power, the County’s solar service provider and investor for the solar array project. Per the agreement, the County will purchase all power generated from the two sites, which will save the County approximately $250,000 a year in current electric costs.

“At the County, we strive to spend County taxpayer money efficiently, foster investment in the County, and act as responsible stewards to our environment,” said Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde. “Our transition to solar checks all the boxes.” 

The solar array is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.

The groundbreaking is free and open to the public. View the invitation here.