The Kittitas County (Washington) board of adjustment has approved a permit for Teanaway Solar Reserve (TSR), voting four-to-one in favor of the plan. Once complete, the 75MW project, located 90 miles east of Seattle, will be one of the largest solar photovoltaic facilities in the world.
“With this decision, Kittitas County is in the forefront of the nation’s new renewable energy industry,” says Howard Trott, TSR’s managing director. “TSR’s vision to generate green jobs and energy is now a reality, and it marks the start of a new future for Kittitas County and Washington state.”
Matt Morton, the city manager of Cle Elum said, “The integrity, partnership and vision TSR has demonstrated will translate into investment in our communities, jobs for our working families and opportunities for our children. We are very pleased that the entire community continues to recognize the significance, value and potential of this environmentally responsible 21st Century technology here in Kittitas County. TSR thought we were the best location and the best community in the world for its investment, and we wholeheartedly agree!”
The mayor of Cle Elum, the Cle Elum-Roslyn Chamber of Commerce, and the Economic Development Group of Kittitas County are among the many individuals andn r organizations that have supported the project.