Inovateus Solar has been awarded the prime EPC contract to construct a 28 MW photo voltaic array on over 230 acres in opposition to the backdrop of the historic Cincinnati Zoo in Lebanon, Ohio. The challenge was initially developed by Melink Photo voltaic Improvement and Soltage, LLC and is owned by Harrison Road, one of many main funding administration corporations solely targeted on different actual belongings.
John Jackson, SVP & COO of Inovateus notes that the Cincinnati Zoo Photo voltaic challenge will speed up clear vitality manufacturing in Ohio and supply a couple of hundred native development jobs over a 12- to 14-month interval. The challenge will use 52,000 VSUN 540W bifacial panels, Solectria inverters, and FTC monitoring programs.
“The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Backyard has been working behind the scenes for over a decade to have the ability to leverage a portion of our farm property for a big photo voltaic array. We’re excited to lastly see this dream come to fruition, furthering our dedication to wash, renewable vitality. This challenge is a win for our group, our companions, and our surroundings,” mentioned Mark Fisher, Vice President at Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Backyard.
Timothy Sutherland, the Govt Chairman of Inovateus Photo voltaic commented: “The Cincinnati Zoo challenge, like our initiatives on the College of Illinois and Michigan State College, suits properly into our strategic goal to assist cities and universities transition to sustainable energy. The Cincinnati Zoo touches so many younger folks and gives a incredible alternative to combine the message of defending animal habitats and our better habituate for humanity.”
Carolyn Arida, Managing Director and Head of Utilities for Harrison Road, added, “We’re thrilled to associate with Inovateus, whose objectives are aligned with Harrison Road’s mission of supporting universities, well being programs, and municipalities of their sustainability objectives by our social infrastructure technique. The Cincinnati Zoo Photo voltaic challenge is vital to advancing decarbonization in Ohio and bringing substantial new jobs to the area.”
Harrison Road is among the many most lively traders in different actual asset sectors —together with photo voltaic and clear vitality infrastructure. Since 2018, Harrison Road has dedicated $1.2 billion in fairness throughout investments in wind, photo voltaic and hydroelectric initiatives, and the agency’s renewable vitality portfolio options over 1 GW of put in capability.
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