Indiana county considering solar farm project

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by Associated Press

WHAS11.com

Posted on March 15, 2014 at 10:22 PM

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- 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 (http://bit.ly/1gnu7FV ) that Duke Energy has issued a request for proposals for solar farms that would gather the energy and then sell it to Duke.
 
The county property in question is near a power transfer station, making it an ideal site.
 

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