NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Solar power companies are looking to build at least seven big projects in rural Louisiana, including three in the same unincorporated community.
The Times-Picayune / The New Orleans Advocate reports that state records reveal that the previously undisclosed projects seeking economic incentives include three in Vacherie.
The three biggest would be 200-megawatt solar farms proposed in Thibodaux, Bogalusa and Singer. The Vacherie projects would produce 120, 90 and 80 megawatts, with a 50-megawatt facility proposed for Franklinton.
Developers say the project in Franklinton and the two smaller ones in Vacherie would be completed in 2023, with the four largest finished in 2024.