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The City of Greenwood and Scenic Hill Solar celebrate the first of two solar power plants

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THE CITY OF GREENWOOD AND SCENIC HILL SOLAR CELEBRATE AS THEY TURN ON FIRST OF TWO SOLAR POWER PLANTS

Greenwood -- The City of Greenwood and Scenic Hill Solar have completed construction of the first of two solar power plants.  This 750 kW solar power plant will supply electricity for 98% of the City’s governmental operations located in the Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative service territory.  The power plant is located on city owned land bordering the wastewater treatment facility.

The ceremony will be held on site adjacent to the Wastewater Treatment Facility. The site is city-owned property at 606 Jayhawker Lane, Greenwood, AR.  From E. Center Street (Highway 10), go south on Mt. Harmony Road.  Take a right on Jayhawk Lane and follow to solar field.  [Event information below.]

Doug Kinslow, Mayor of Greenwood, Arkansas stated, “We are proud to celebrate the completion of our first and largest solar power facility.  We look forward to reaping the benefits of lower electricity costs on behalf of our taxpayers while improving our environment.  It is a win-win situation for our community.”

“We are honored to have a strong, forward-thinking partner like the City of Greenwood,” said Bill Halter, CEO of Scenic Hill Solar. “We applaud Mayor Kinslow and the Council of Greenwood for their dedication to fiscal responsibility, local economic development and clean energy for their citizens.”

About the City of Greenwood:

Greenwood is a city in and one of the two county seats of Sebastian County, Arkansas.  It is the fifth largest municipality in the Fort Smith, Arkansas-Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area with a population of 9,397.  Visit the city website at www.greenwoodar.org

About Scenic Hill Solar:   

Scenic Hill Solar provides commercial, industrial, government, and utility clients clean electricity, reduced energy prices and long-term electricity price certainty by developing client specific solar energy plans. Scenic Hill Solar provides clients either lower priced electricity under contract or turnkey delivery of solar power plants, depending on our clients' specific needs. Scenic Hill Solar Headquarters are in Little Rock, AR.

Visit the company online at www.ScenicHillSolar.com. Scenic Hill Solar's CEO is former Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Bill Halter: www.ScenicHillSolar.com/billhalter.

GROUND BREAKING EVENT INFO:

WHO: The City of Greenwood and Scenic Hill Solar

Doug Kinslow, Mayor of the City of Greenwood

Bill Halter, CEO Scenic Hill Solar

WHAT: The City of Greenwood hosts ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate commissioning of the first of two solar power plants

WHEN:  Tuesday, November 30

TIME:  10 AM

WHERE: 606 Jayhawker Lane, Greenwood, AR 72936 (From E Center Street (Highway 10), go south on Mt. Harmony Road.  Take a right on Jayhawk Lane and follow to solar field) 

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