VALPO SOLAR PROJECT PROFILE
Apex Clean Energy of Charlottesville, Virginia, is developing Valpo Solar, a proposed 200 MW solar farm that is expected to generate enough energy to power over 41,500 homes per year. Situated in rural Porter County, adjacent to existing transmission lines on private land, the location is highly suitable for a solar energy project.
A Clean Economic Opportunity for Porter County
Valpo Solar offers a new source of economic development, including new long-term revenue for local and state governments.
The power generated from Valpo Solar will be delivered onto Indiana's electrical grid, helping to diversify the state's energy portfolio. Solar power is one of the most cost-effective sources of electricity available today, and its ability to generate power at peak times can help reduce electricity costs for all consumers.
In addition to the jobs directly and indirectly created during construction and operation of Valpo Solar, the project also supports local farmers and landowners by allowing them to diversity their income sources. Local solar projects also create opportunities for companies with renewable energy goals to expand into Porter County and open new locations adjacent to renewable power.
Local Economic Benefits
• Enough power for over 41,500 U.S. homes (200 MW)
• Decommissioning costs are fully covered by the project, protecting taxpayers
• Will bring part-time and full-time jobs to the community during construction and operations phases
• Existing high-voltage power lines limit the need for new infrastructure
• Low panel height limits visibility to neighbors and nearby roads