The Associated Press reports that Standard Energy and American Municipal Power have reached a multi-state deal to create solar power plants for municipal power utilities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia. 

Construction will begin this year and end in five.  This project will generate a total of 300 megawatts via solar power among the six states.

You can read more about the 30-year plan at the companies’ joint press release here.

Last fall, ground was broken on a massive solar farm in Upper Sandusky that will power 6,000 homes and generate 10 megawatts.

This is all a direct offshoot of Governor Strickland’s aggressive alternative, renewable energy mandate he passed in his energy policy reform in 2008.

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