Ohio authorises construction of 150-MW solar park

Solar farm. Author: Michele Lamberti. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic.

April 11 (Renewables Now) - The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) last week gave the green light to the construction of a 150-MW solar park in the southwestern part of the US state.

The project was proposed by Willowbrook Solar I LLC and calls for the installation of photovoltaic (PV) panels at privately-owned land in Brown County and Highland County. The company, a subsidiary of Texas-based Open Road Renewables, intends to initiate construction in the last trimester of the year and bring the plant online in the first quarter of 2021. It filed its application for a certificate of environmental compatibility and public need with regulators in September 2018.

According to the project’s website, the construction of the plant will require very few changes to the land surface as existing open agricultural fields will be used.

OPSB’s approval was granted simultaneously with Paulding Wind Farm IV LLC’s authorisation for the construction of a transmission line for the Timber Road IV wind farm in Paulding County.

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