The City of Lebanon, Ohio, is expanding its municipally owned utility service offerings to include solar power through the Lebanon Solar Power Project. The city selected Kokosing Solar as the design-build partner to complete the $13.4 million solar project that will include a 9.821-MWDC portfolio of ground-mounted arrays across three city-owned properties, spanning a combined total of 41 acres of un-developable land on Glosser Road.
“The city is committed to ensuring that we provide outstanding utility services with competitive rates to our residents and businesses, and this project will support these efforts while at the same time providing new renewable energy capabilities for our community,” said Scott Brunka, Lebanon city manager.
The city was able to use the direct pay provision of the IRA to secure the 30% ITC.
“I am thrilled to partner with the City of Lebanon on this exciting and transformative project for their electric utility,” said Brady Phillips, director of solar operations at Kokosing. “The project exemplifies how environmental stewardship and financial benefit can coexist. The city’s leadership establishes a great example for other municipalities across the Midwest and beyond.”
Kokosing Solar is expected to break ground in the spring and complete the project by the end of 2024.
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