Indiana Stepping up its Solar Game

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Indiana steps up its solar with a variety of new projects. Dominion announces a group of new solar projects in Marion County, Indian: Indy Solar I, II, and III. The projects will generate up to 28.6 megawatts of electricity.

 

 

You’ve heard of the Indy 500? Make way for the Indy Solar I, II, and III. That’s right — solar is coming to Indiana. As we reported last month, Indiana is emerging from relative solar obscurity to make news with new projects popping up all over the state. Projects range from the largest airport-based solar farm in the United States to installations for municipal power providers.

 

Today, Dominion Resources (NYSE: D), one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy, announced a group of new solar projects in Marion County, Indiana. The projects, Indy Solar I, II, and III, will generate up to 28.6 megawatts of electricity. That’s enough to power 7200 homes.

 

“The successful launching of these solar projects marks another milestone in Dominion’s continuing development of solar energy,” said David Christian, CEO of Dominion Generation. “Their commercial debut is consistent with our goal of promoting a cost-effective and diversified mix of conventional, nuclear, wind and solar energy resources.”

 

Indy Solar I, II, and III will provide electricity for Indianapolis Power and Light Company under a 15-year purchased power agreement. Two of the sites are southeast of Indianapolis, in Marion Township, and the third is southwest. All are on level farmland and forest land that is well suited for fixed-axis solar installations. Dominion acquired the projects in July from Sunrise Energy Ventures, LLC.