Perry County Commissioner Albert Turner Jr. is in talks to possibly bring a solar farm industry to the county, said a post on his Facebook page.
Turner said if such an industry comes to Perry County it will be the first new industry since CT South moved.
“Solar power is capturing the attention of farmers and landowners across the country,” his post said. “The low cost of solar farms is also the reason why utilities are increasingly using solar farms to add new power generation capacity. Solar is not only one of the cheapest sources of renewable energy; it is now competing with fossil fuel energy sources, as well!”
Alabama Power is currently considering proposals to purchase solar power products from companies after a deadline passed on October 26. The company will spend several months analyzing the benefits for those Alabama resident, Tuner said.
Turner added that the involvement of a solar farm industry would benefit the county’s economy, even if it would not create a “huge” amount of jobs.
The matter will be brought up at a meeting of the Perry County Commission tonight at 6 pm at Albert Turner, Sr. Courthouse Annex.