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Vectren to build 2 solar farms in SW Indiana by year’s end

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Vectren Corp. says two large solar farms the utility is developing in southwestern Indiana should be completed by year’s end.

Posted: Jan. 18, 2018 9:15 AM
Updated: Jan. 18, 2018 9:38 AM

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Vectren Corp. says two large solar farms the utility is developing in southwestern Indiana should be completed by year’s end.

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Vectren says both solar farms will be erected between May and October, weather permitting, and together they will produce 4 megawatts of electricity. That’s enough to power about 600 homes.

The Evansville Courier & Press reports both projects will have about 8,500 photovoltaic panels that turn sunlight into electricity.

One of those farms will go up adjacent to Evansville’s Oak Hill Cemetery and is a partnership between Vectren and the city of Evansville. The utility’s other solar array will be near North Junior-Senior High School in Evansville.

Vectren plans to spend about $5.5 million on the two projects, one of which still needs approval from Vanderburgh County zoning officials.

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