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US Midwest’s largest solar project underway

Indiana three-site 30MW project will power 7,500 homes

The project will further increase PV power in the US Midwest

The largest solar project in the US’s Midwest is underway. The three-site 30MW project is being built in Indiana and will generate enough electricity to power 7,500 homes.

Minnesota PV firm Sunrise Energy Ventures (SEV) will provide solar equipment for the three 10MW sites.

Dean Leischow, SEV managing director, said: “This is a significant project and SEV is proud to be developing the largest cumulative solar power project in the Midwest.”

The company has not yet decided which of its PV technology which will be used across the sites. 

“We’re still determining whether the technology will be thin-film or crystalline,” the firm said.

The project is scheduled to start in March 2013 and should be complete in 2014.

SEV won the contract for the solar sites from Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL). IPL will buy the generated power from the installations under a 15-year purchase agreement.

The PV project is the latest solar development for the Midwest. It follows others such as the 23MW Grand Ridge Solar project in Illinois.