Economic Impact

The White Tail Solar Project will provide long-term economic advantages for the residents of Augusta and York Townships and Washtenaw County.

White Tail Solar is expected to pump significant new tax revenue over the project life into the local community – providing critical funding for schools, libraries, fire and police services, roads, community services and more as townships face critical budget decisions due to COVID-19 and economic uncertainty.

In addition to generating more tax revenue for the local community, White Tail Solar will:

Bring up to 150 jobs to the area, including local construction jobs and additional jobs for ongoing operations and maintenance after the project’s completion

Provide a stable second income to farmers and landowners through leased land payments – giving them money they’ll use to make purchases at local shops and restaurants, pay bills or buy new equipment

Create 2 long-term jobs throughout the State of Michigan

Sources:
1. Economic Impact of the White Tail Solar Energy Project by Anderson Economic Group, March 2019
2. Greenhouse Gas Emissions from a Typical Passenger Vehicle by the Environmental Protection Agency
3. Impact Report – White Tail Solar Project by Ann Arbor Spark, August 2020

At the end of project life, facilities will be removed, and the land will be available for agricultural use.

A Community-First Approach

A strong partnership with local residents is key, which is why Ranger Power takes a community-first approach by directly engaging residents through personal outreach. While the COVID-19 pandemic is preventing in-person community meetings and forums, Ranger Power is still available to answer questions over the phone or by email.