SolarVision LLC says it will break ground this month on the Celina Renewable Energy Center in Celina, Ohio. The center includes a 3 MW solar energy field on a 20-acre tract, in addition to a biogas plant, lake sediment ponds and man-made wetlands.
Under Phase II of the plan, which was signed into contract on April 12, the City of Celina will receive a licensing fee of $700,000 to build an additional 2 MW of solar power on an additional 10-acre tract.
This project is the sixth and largest solar power installation for SolarVision in the state of Ohio, the company notes. The system will encompass approximately 12,000 solar panels on 20 of the 60-acre tract, which also houses an existing cell tower. The City of Celina signed a solar power purchase agreement with SolarVision in December 2010 to purchase all of the solar plant's electrical output. The system will be owned, operated, insured and maintained by SolarVision.