KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) – Plans are moving ahead for construction of a 26-acre solar farm at the site of a former scrap steel plant in Kokomo.
The city’s Plan Commission has approved the proposal from South Bend-based Inovateus Solar for the estimated $10 million project with 21,000 solar panels.
The solar farm will go on a portion of a former Continental Steel plant, which underwent a federal project costing more than $40 million to demolish the factory and remove tons of lead- and PCB-contaminated waste.
The Kokomo Tribune reports Inovateus told city officials that solar farm construction could be completed this fall.
Duke Energy has reached a 20-year agreement with Inovateus to buy electricity generated by the Kokomo farm.