National Grid Renewables has commenced onsite construction at the Ross County Solar Project (Ross) and the Fayette Solar Project (Fayette) in southern Ohio to deliver a combined 167.5 MW of clean solar power.
Both projects are being constructed by Kiewit Power Constructors Co. and will utilize solar modules developed and produced by First Solar, Inc. at their manufacturing plant near Toledo, Ohio.
Over their first 25 years in operation, the 120 MW Ross project is anticipated to produce an estimated $27 million in new tax revenue, while the 47.5 MW Fayette project is estimated to create nearly $10.6 million in tax revenue.
In total, the projects will also donate approximately $670,000 through local charitable funds and offset 145,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually, according to the Environmental Protection Agency’s greenhouse gas equivalencies calculator.
"Ross and Fayette mark our second and third projects to break ground in Ohio, the first being our Yellowbud Solar Project, in Ross and Pickaway counties," said Joe Ibrahim, Vice President, Construction and Engineering at National Grid Renewables. "We're excited to extend our partnership with communities both locally and statewide, and we look forward to bringing these projects through construction into operation to benefit our neighbors and landowners."