BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Plans for a Billings solar farm are heating up just as renewable energy politics cool at the Montana Legislature.
The MT Sun solar farm would produce 80 megawatts of electricity, enough energy to power 14,400 homes. It would be Montana's largest solar project, spanning 480 acres, and the first on public land, the Billings Gazette reports .
It would cost $90 million to $110 million to build. The state signed a lease with MT Sun last September and expects to begin the environmental work on the project in the coming months.