Officials say a proposed solar project development north of Dillon would be the largest commercial solar facility in Montana if approved.

The Montana Standard reports that Boise-based Clenera LLC is proposing to build a 160-megawatt solar-panel facility on about 1,300 acres (526 hectares) of leased state land about 10 miles (16 kilometers) north of Dillon off Interstate 15.

Clenera director of business development Jared McKee says the project is expected to bring anywhere from 300 to 400 jobs during construction.

McKee says if all goes well the project would take around a year to construct and would happen in either 2020 or 2021.

The state Land Board will have to approve the proposal.

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Information from: The Montana Standard, http://www.mtstandard.com