Fulton County solar energy project expected to lower utility costs
The Fulton County Chamber of Commerce staff and board of directors dedicated and celebrated the completed construction of an advanced solar and storage facility located in Talma, Indiana on September 30, 2021.
The site, completed by Fulton County REMC, will produce 1.6 million kwh per year from solar and stored energy. Energy storage is accomplished with two Tesla 2.5 Megapack batteries, which is enough battery capacity to power 2,200 homes for a month. The Talma system will set a new standard for grid reliability and stability using carbon free solar energy.
“This will be a huge financial benefit for the Fulton County REMC members. Of course the environmental benefit we always say is icing on the cake,” said Jim Straeter, Ag Technologies Inc. founder.
The project was developed and constructed by Ag Technologies Inc., utilizing their patented SolarCam adjustable solar stand. Ag Technologies is located in Rochester, Indiana and all subcontractors on the project originate from Fulton Co. Indiana.