Ohio Solar Boom: 168 MW in Construction
- National Grid Renewables has begun construction of two Ohio solar parks, with a total of 167.5 MW capacity. The Ross Park (120 MW) and Fayette Park (47.5 MW) will use First Solar modules and reduce 145,000 tonnes of carbon emissions annually. Ross Park will generate USD 27 million in revenue for the county over 25 years, while Fayette Park will contribute USD 10.6 million.
National Grid Renewables has started the construction of two solar parks in Ohio with a total capacity of 167.5 MW. The 120 MW Ross park and 47.5 MW Fayette park will be built by Kiewit Power Constructors Co using First Solar modules. Once operational, they are expected to help reduce 145,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per annum. Furthermore, the Ross park will generate revenues for the county worth USD 27 million over a 25-year period, while the Fayette park will contribute USD 10.6 million over the same period.
How Much Will Ohio's Solar Parks Reduce CO2 Emissions?
- Both Ross and Fayette solar parks are expected to provide energy to more than 50,000 homes annually.
- The construction of these parks is expected to create more than 200 jobs in Ohio during the peak of the construction phase.
- The two Ohio solar parks are part of a larger project to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the state by 50% by 2030.
- The two parks are estimated to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 145,000 metric tonnes per year, the equivalent of taking nearly 31,000 cars off the road.
- The solar parks are also expected to reduce water consumption by 75 million gallons annually, which is enough to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool every two weeks.
- The addition of the two solar parks is expected to contribute to the state's goal of reducing carbon dioxide emissions by more than 30% by 2025.