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Development Authority of Heard County Leases Land for a One Megawatt Solar System Located in the Floodplain of the Chattahoochee River in Franklin

The Development Authority of Heard County has signed a 25 year lease with two 5 year options with Inman Solar, a solar energy developer and contractor, for a five acre tract in the floodplain of the Chattahoochee River in the Industrial Park East in Franklin.

The project was awarded by Georgia Power under their Georgia Power Advanced Solar Initiative (GPASI) 2015 Edition.  All power and renewable attributes generated by the solar system will be sold to Georgia Power.

The one megawatt system will be owned and operated by Inman Solar’s investors.  Plasti-Paint, Inc. is considered the “host” of the solar system.  The project will, at its peak, offset the peak power consumption of their facility.

Inman Solar is a full service, turn-key developer.  They fully design and construct the projects then develop and operate them on behalf of their customers for the life of the project.

Prior to clearing and construction, the West Georgia Chapter of the Georgia Native Plant Society performed a native plant rescue in advance of development.  The plants removed from the site may be relocated to other sites including churches, parks, restoration projects and other locations selected by the Georgia Native Plant Society.

The Industrial Park East is already home to Plasti-Paint, Inc. and the Franklin campus of West Georgia Technical College.   Recently completed building sites include one 35,000 square foot building site, two 12,000 square foot sites and one 10,000 square foot g site; all within the city limits of historic Franklin!


Located 52 miles southwest of metropolitan Atlanta, Heard County is centrally located between Interstates 20, 85 and 185.  This community of 12,000 offers the peaceful quiet of rural living nestled conveniently in the heart of the vibrant west Georgia region. In a time of fast paced growth and the limitless challenges that come with that growth, it is a unique pleasure to find a community that remains sensitive to the qualities of life that have historically set them apart.

Heard County is home to some of the finest hunting and fishing in the region.  Franklin, the county seat, is situated on the Chattahoochee River at the headwaters of West Point Lake, a 25,900 acre reservoir.

Heard County’s schools have been recognized in several ways for their academic excellence.  Recent recognitions include “National School of Excellence”, “Georgia School of Excellence”, and U.S. News and World Reports “Best School” designation.