Solar Zentrum proposes Monroe County (IN) 15-20 acre solar farm for Duke Energy Indiana RFP

Posted by Laura Arnold  /   March 16, 2014  /   Posted in Duke Energy, solar  /   No Comments

Monroe county considering solar farm project

BLOOMINGTON -A southern Indiana county is weighing a company's proposal to build a five-megawatt solar energy farm on county-owned land.

Solar Zentrum has proposed using 15 to 20 acres in Monroe County for the project. That land is a part of an 85-acre plot owned by the county.

The company is seeking a site that could house between 4,000 and 5,000 solar photovoltaic panels that would turn sunlight into electricity.

The Herald-Times reports that Duke Energy has issued a request for proposals for solar farms that would gather the energy and then sell it to Duke. See 

The county property in question is near a power transfer station, making it an ideal site.

Monroe County's commissioners and members of the county's environmental quality commission have agreed to move the idea forward.

To read Herald-Times article CLICK HERE> Solar-farm-latest-proposal-for-county-s-85-acre-parcel_SZ proposal

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