Village of Yellow Springs unveils 6-acre solar array

The village of Yellow Springs became a little greener recently when it “unveiled its newest source of energy — 3,024 solar panels tied into the grid on about 6 and a half acres of village owned land,” the Dayton Daily News reports. The solar array “brings the village’s total energy supply to 93 percent renewable energy sources,” according to the article. Village Manager Patti Bates said she and Electric Superintendent Johnnie Burns “started talking about the idea of the array in late 2014 to add more green energy to our portfolio and reduce the amount of energy we buy off the market.” Yellow Springs hired Dovetail Solar and wind to install the project, and entered into “a 25-year lease agreement with AEP Onsite Partners, LLC,” with an option to buy in six years. For more, read the full article

Renewable Energy, Solar