After completion, the project will provide over 5,000,000 kilowatt hours of clean solar electricity to county-owned facilities annually.
Solar EPC company Conti Solar has kicked off construction on the 4 MW largest landfill solar project in Ohio.
The project is located in Cuyahoga County and is owned and operated by IGS Solar one of the largest independent retail energy suppliers in the country.
Further, it was developed by Enerlogics and McDonald Hopkins. After completion, the project will provide over 5,000,000 kilowatt hours of clean solar electricity to county-owned facilities annually.
The company has successfully installed more than 133 MW of landfill solar projects across the country.
Moreover, the Cuyahoga solar project is the first of its kind in Ohio. Covering 17 acres of previously unproductive land, the company will manage the construction of the solar array that will sit atop a closed-and-capped landfill and transform an area of waste into a sustainable solar power generation plant.
Through a power purchase agreement (PPA), Cuyahoga County will acquire 100 percent of the project’s energy through Cleveland Public Power.
Commenting on the development, IGS Solar, Vice President, Patrick Smith said, “It was essential that we partnered with a firm that has a proven track record in developing solar projects on top of sensitive landfill sites.”
“It’s a unique niche, but Conti Solar’s vast experience, impeccable standards, and understanding of IGS Solar’s vision for the community has made Conti Solar the ideal partner for this project,” Smith added.
“IGS Solar is helping Cuyahoga County reduce energy costs for the next 20 years. They have been a reliable energy partner supporting the efficient and cost-effective addition of clean renewable energy for the county’s benefit, both environmentally and financially,” said Matthew Skidmore, CEO, Conti Solar.
Meanwhile, the project is expected to be completed during the summer of 2018.