Cape Girardeau considering 1,400 acre wind farm worth $200M

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – A new, 1,400 acre solar farm proposed for southern Cape Girardeau County would generate electricity while also serving as a $200 million investment in the county.

The Southeast Missourian reports that NextEra Energy Resources’ representatives were in Jackson Thursday to meet with the county’s commissioners.

The meeting was to establish the framework for a “solar farm” they said would produce up to 200 megawatts of electricity, which is enough to power 50,000 homes.

The Florida-based company’s representatives say that the project could be finished and fully operating within the next two to four years. Officials estimate the energy project would take roughly a year to be completed.

NewEra Energy project manager Danell Herzig says their company is the biggest producer of wind, solar and battery storage energy in the world.

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