Ohio’s largest solar power project is underway on a landfill in Brooklyn, a neighborhood in Cleveland. By July, the project is expected to begin generating 5 percent of the electricity supply for 16 Cuyahoga county buildings.
A couple of large wind farms have cropped up in Ohio over the past couple of years, but the state still hasn’t seen a big development with solar power. That could change very soon with not one but three big solar farms in the works.
An environmental group says Ohio is 11th among all states in jobs in the solar energy industry. But the group says a vote likely this week in the Ohio House to change the state’s energy requirements for electric utilities could change that.
President Obama unveiled his “Clean Power Plan” this summer, calling for more renewable energy sources including solar power. A look into the promises and challenges of solar power as an alternative form of energy and what solar energy could mean for the future.