Solar Power Plant

The City of Wadsworth has begun the installation of a 6.25MW photo-voltaic solar power plant to provide a long-term, renewable energy source for the community. The plant site is made up of approximately 21,000 panels and is located on 31 acres on Seville Road. We look forward to using the energy output to increase the amount of electricity we use from renewable sources and reducing high transmission and capacity costs. A portion of the energy produced by the solar facility will be purchased from American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP), the nonprofit wholesale power supplier and services provider for 135 members in nine states, including Ohio. AMP is working in conjunction with NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which will design, build, operate, and maintain the array. Construction of the site will use at least 80 percent in-state labor. The solar system is anticipated to achieve commercial operation in December 2019.