Cincinnati plans to power city government with massive new solar array

The city of Cincinnati plans to buy enough energy from a new solar plant to be built in Highland County to power about a quarter of city government year-round, Mayor John Cranley said on Thursday.

A company is building a 400-megawatt plant on 1,000 acres of soybean fields in the county, which is east of Clermont County. The city will buy energy generated by 100 megawatts of the array, and city officials projected that Cincinnati either will break even or save up to $1.7 million over 20 years based…


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