New River Light & Power, Appalachian State University and the town of Boone are working together to bring a solar farm to the area.

The Watauga Democrat reports while the three entities have been working on the project, there is a possibility that it will go in a different location than the current plan and be larger.

According to the report, Town Manager John Ward said the original agreement with NTE Energy has been altered.

The original location, a two-acre tract on the east side of U.S. 321, near Payne Branch Road, is publicly owned land, and as such, would not allow NTE to take advantage of tax cuts for the project.

NRLP, App State and the town are currently looking for a different site that could allow for a larger solar farm.

Discussions continue, and nothing has been finalized as of yet.

New River Light and Power currently purchases electricity from Blue Ridge Energy and Duke Energy, but in 2022, will begin purchasing from NTE Energy, based in Florida.