US: Ohio's largest solar farm officially opened


American Electric Power subsidiaries, Columbus Southern Power and Ohio Power Companies, reportedly have a long-term agreement with PSEG Solar Source to purchase the electricity generated at the farm. The solar farm links to the grid at the Upper Sandusky Substation, via a four-mile long generator lead.

"You don't have to be from Wyandot County or even the state of Ohio to be proud of what has been accomplished here," said PSEG's chairman, CEO and president Ralph Izzo. "The Wyandot Solar Farm points the way forward, and is both an environmental and economic win. As a nation, we can all benefit from a future with more green energy that improves our energy security, helps in the fight against climate change and creates good jobs."

Gov. Strickland called the solar farm a glimpse into Ohio's future. "Today we are flipping the switch on Ohio's largest solar farm. But we're really flipping the switch on the future," said Strickland. "Because we made a commitment to advanced energy in Senate Bill 221, the sun will not only power Ohio homes, it will power Ohio jobs. We have solar panels made in Perrysburg. Installed by Ohioans. And creating clean, renewable energy for Ohio businesses."

PSEG Solar Source also owns a two-megawatt solar farm in Hackettstown, NJ, serving the adjacent Mars Chocolate factory. It is also nearing completion of a 15-megawatt facility in Jacksonville, FL. The output of that plant will be provided to the Jacksonville Electric Authority.

Popular content

This content is protected by copyright and may not be reused. If you want to cooperate with us and would like to reuse some of our content, please contact:


Related content

Elsewhere on pv magazine...

Leave a Reply

Please be mindful of our community standards.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

By submitting this form you agree to pv magazine using your data for the purposes of publishing your comment.

Your personal data will only be disclosed or otherwise transmitted to third parties for the purposes of spam filtering or if this is necessary for technical maintenance of the website. Any other transfer to third parties will not take place unless this is justified on the basis of applicable data protection regulations or if pv magazine is legally obliged to do so.

You may revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future, in which case your personal data will be deleted immediately. Otherwise, your data will be deleted if pv magazine has processed your request or the purpose of data storage is fulfilled.

Further information on data privacy can be found in our Data Protection Policy.