Unbiased energy producer Soltage introduced the shut of a 28 MW photo voltaic challenge that has began development in Ohio on land owned by the Cincinnati Zoo. Soltage acquired the challenge from Melink Photo voltaic Growth, a frontrunner in pre-construction improvement providers for large-scale photo voltaic PV initiatives. The Cincinnati Zoo entered into two Energy Buy Agreements (PPAs) with Calpine Power Options for all the electrical energy generated from each phases of the challenge, which will likely be utilized to serve their buyer’s electrical energy necessities.
That is Soltage’s first challenge to make the most of sheep grazing for vegetation administration. Sheep grazing is mutually useful for the challenge, and native communities, because it maintains vegetation under the photo voltaic initiatives whereas serving to restore soil carbon and general soil well being. Soltage is partnering with Ohio Photo voltaic Grazing, an area sheep farmer that manages a pasture-based livestock operation, to keep up the land situated about 20 miles outdoors Cincinnati.
“This distinctive agrivoltaic challenge, constructed in opposition to the backdrop of the historic Cincinnati Zoo, marks the primary web site in our portfolio to implement sheep grazing to keep up the land, giving us an opportunity to companion with the local people in new methods,” mentioned Jesse Grossman, CEO of Soltage. “We’re proud to increase clear vitality in Ohio and help American companies of their transition to decarbonize operations.”
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