State Regulatory Authority Approve 600MW Solar Projects in Ohio
- Four even more solar farms have actually been authorized: Cadence Solar Energy Project; Marion County Solar Project; Juliet Energy Project; Sycamore Creek Solar Project.
- These projects give 18 the number of solar farms to be approved this year by the Ohio Power Siting Board
State regulatory authorities on Thursday approved four solar farms for Ohio, U.S., including one planned for Union County and one more in Marion County, as the rush to develop solar projects in the state proceeds.
The four projects give 18 the number of solar farms to be approved this year by the Ohio Power Siting Board, the state firm that manages new sources of power generation in the state. Now, couple of projects are unfinished or in operation. Siting Board data reveals more than 40 solar projects in some phase of advancement in the state.
The biggest project to be accepted Thursday was the Cadence Solar Energy Project, which will certainly use up about 1,925 acres of a 4,900-acre project in York, Liberty and Taylor townships in Union County, northwest of Columbus.
Building and construction on the 275-megawatt project should start next year. Renewable energy firm Invenergy is the project's designer. The center will make use of LONGi solar modules or comparable Tier-1 photovoltaic panels, such as those from Jinko Solar, JA Solar, Trina Solar and also First Solar modules.
The 100-megawatt Marion County Solar Project will be created on 724 acres of a 970-acre project location in Marion Township. Building and construction is expected to start next fall. Renewable resource firm Savion is the designer.
Also getting approval was the Juliet Energy Project, a 101-megawatt project that will certainly be created in Wood County in northwest Ohio. Building is expected to start next year. The project proprietor is BP Solar, a part of energy firm BP's different energy organization. The project will certainly occupy 585 acres of 670-acre project site.
The Siting Board likewise approved the 117-megawatt Sycamore Creek Solar project that will certainly be built in Cranberry Township in Crawford County. The project will occupy about 650 acres of a 917-acre project site. National Grid Renewables is the project developer. Building and construction is expected to begin next year.