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Buckheart Solar

Buckheart Solar is a solar photovoltaic project proposed for Fulton County, Illinois. It will generate clean, emission-free energy and substantial local revenues for decades to come. Buckheart Solar looks forward to working with the local community in the planning and development of this important project.

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Project Timeline

2023

2023

2024

Apply For Permits
Receive Permit Approvals
Begin
Construction

2025

Site
Operational

*Anticipated dates, subject to change.

 

01 
Development

During development we incorporate feedback from local landowners and officials to design the project. We perform environmental and engineering studies to minimize the impact from the project. During this period, payments are made to our landowners to hold development rights but farming operations can continue without interruption. This period may last 3-4 years. 

02
Construction

Once the project is "shovel-ready" and goes into construction, a much larger investment is made. Landowner payments from the project increase significantly. Regular uses of the property transform to the responsibility of the solar facility. Farm income is secured for decades and landowners can simply collect the income or potentially sell the income stream or the property for a lump sum. 

03 
Operations

Upon completion of construction, the project becomes an operating solar farm. The re-use of the land is now benefiting the community and the planet by creating low cost, clean renewable energy. Eventually, when the lease ends, the land is restored by the project to its original condition at no cost to the landowners. The land will be rested and revitalized for its next use. 

The goal is to have an operating project that provides consistent income, regardless of the weather, for decades to come. Project development is a three-step process: