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Here’s How a Soybean Field 40 Miles East Will Power the City of Cincinnati

Nov 21, 2019 | Solar

It’s just a soybean pasture now 40 miles east of Cincinnati, but soon it will keep the lights on at Cincinnati City Hall and thousands of buildings in the city.

Two energy companies over the next year will build in Highland County a massive array of solar panels: 310,000 over 1,000 acres.

The City of Cincinnati will enter into a 20-year contract with those two companies, Cincinnati-based Creekwood Energy and Chicago-based Hecate Energy, to get energy from these solar panels.

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by Scott Wartman, Cincinnati Enquirer
Mayor John Cranley on Thursday hailed it as the largest municipal solar project in the country.

After President Donald Trump announced his intention to pull out of the Paris Accords regulating emissions around the globe, Cincinnati City Council set the goal for the city to become carbon-neutral by 2035.

City planners estimate this will save the city $1.7 million over the life of the 20-year contract.

This will get the city closer to its carbon-neutral goal by providing the city government with 25% of its total energy consumption and provide all the power for the city’s municipal buildings.

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