Project Overview

The White Tail Solar Project is a 120-megawatt solar farm proposed by Ranger Power in Augusta and York Townships in Washtenaw County.

The photovoltaic panels used in the White Tail Solar Project will be surrounded by prairie grasses and pollinators compatible with grazing and beekeeping. Rows will be separated by 16-20 feet.

The project, located on the open and sunny portions of the land of private landowners who have chosen to participate in the project, will be designed to prevent glare and to minimize sound. The location is ideal due to its proximity to large load centers for Ann Arbor and Detroit, and the availability of flat, open farmland.

Solar energy provides local farmers with a stable source of income during times of low crop prices while protecting their land for future generations. The project will be located primarily on fields and vacant land.

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

White Tail Solar
At a Glance

Location: Augusta Township and York Township, Washtenaw County

Power Capacity: 120 MW

Investment: Up to $120-130 million

Construction job creation: 150

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.