Monroe Co. endorses solar farm project

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(WISH Photo)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana county has endorsed a company’s plan to lease county-owned land for a proposed five-megawatt solar energy farm.

The Monroe County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution Friday that could allow Solar Zentrum to lease county-owned land for 20 years for a solar farm that would have between 4,000 and 5,000 solar photovoltaic panels. Those panels turn sunlight into electricity.

The Herald-Times reports the project is subject to approval by the city of Bloomington and any county lease requirements.

Solar Zentrum is vying for a contract with Duke Energy that would allow the company to build the solar farm and sell the electricity it produces to the utility. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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