The Ohio Power Siting Board on Thursday approved an 80-megawatt solar facility in southern Ohio, Kallanish Energy reports.
The project is being developed by Nestlewood Solar 1 LLC on about 610 acres west of Hamersville, Ohio.
It would be built in two townships in Brown and two townships in Clermont counties.
The solar facility could open in 2020, the developer said.
It would include about 300,000 solar panels and is designed to produce enough electricity to power about 16,000 homes.
The facility would connect to the Duke Energy system.
The company is a subsidiary of Lendlease Energy Development LLC, part of Lendlease Americas Inc.
It declined to say how much money it had invested in the facility.
Efforts to win approval last fall for the solar project stalled before the state regulator.
That led the developer and stakeholders including local officials to work with the board to submit additional evidence and modifications to resolve problems.
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