Solar field nears completion
The solar installation at UT’s Scott Park Campus of Energy and Innovation will become the largest solar field in Ohio upon its completion by the end of this year, according to industry sources.
“UT will have the largest solar field in Ohio and it was built cheaper, faster and quicker thanks to ADG and First Solar,” said Norm Johnston, chairman of Ohio Advanced Energy (OAE), a business trade association promoting advanced and renewable technology industries in the state.
Advanced Distributed Generation is installing the 1.1 megawatt solar field that could provide 5 percent of the electric power used by UT, according to Johnston.
About 30 workers are involved in the installation of the 75-watt photovoltaic panels produced by First Solar of Perrysburg, according to John Witte, president of ADG, according to a Nov. 12 Toledo Free Press report.