In 2020, the installation was completed for two solar plants in the City of Wadsworth. The community will use the energy output to increase the amount of electricity from renewable sources and help reduce high transmission and capacity costs. 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. AMP worked in conjunction with a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, which designed, built, operates, and maintains the arrays. Construction of the sites used at least 80 percent in-state labor.
The 6.25 Megawatts photo-voltaic solar power plant is made up of approximately 21,000 panels and is located on 31 acres on Seville Road. These solar panels were constructed on a tracking system, which allows for the arrays to move with the sun during the day. This maximizes the energy production and allows this power plant enough capacity to energize approximately 1,875 households. Construction began in August of 2019 and was put into commercial operation on March 1, 2020. For live information on the amount of energy being produced as well as historical production, please visit the plant’s energy dashboard.
This facility has 2.625 Megawatts of power generation capacity and was built on 10 acres of land between SR 57 and Rittman Road. This site produces enough energy to power approximately 1,837 households. Construction began in February of 2020 and the plant went into commercial operation on June 1, 2020. For live information on the amount of energy being produced as well as historical production, please visit the plant’s energy dashboard.