The solar garden project for the City of Hatfield has been completed and is now operational.
Hatfield Mayor Linda Deaton reported the energy that is generated by the solar garden will power the city’s library, City Hall, the Hatfield gym and auditorium, the Hatfield city shop and the Hatfield volunteer fire station.
The project did not cost the City of Hatfield anything to construct.
Mayor Deaton said the city entered into a lease/purchase agreement. The solar garden was designed and installed by AREA Solar, Inc. The basic lease agreement will take 15 years to complete then the solar garden will be the property of the town of Hatfield.
Deaton stated they started working on the project in January, but due to a wet winter and the COVID-19 pandemic, the project wasn’t completed until April 17th.