Pocatello Airport Solar Panel Project Lease Approved
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Pocatello officials have approved the lease of nearly 200 acres at the Pocatello Regional Airport for the creation of a solar panel project.
The Idaho State Journal reports the City Council on Thursday voted to approve the 20-year lease to Pocatello Solar One LLC. The agreement calls for a 15-year renewal option after the first two decades.
The solar panel company, which is a subsidiary of Ketchum-based Intermountain Energy Partners, plans to install commercial grade solar panels on the plot of land located along the airport's northern edge.
Solar One will sell the power generated to Idaho Power Company. The project is expected to produce more than 2,500 megawatt hours monthly in its initial stages.