A new solar farm north of Trafalgar on State Road 135 is now up and running.
A dedication ceremony was conducted Wednesday for the 10-acre solar farm which will provide enough energy to power 150 homes each year, a news release said.
About 84,000-square-feet of solar panels will turn sunlight into one megawatt of electricity. The $2.5 million solar farm is a joint project between Johnson County REMC and Hoosier Energy.
“Thanks to this project, Johnson County REMC is in a better position to learn how to best tap into the power of the sun and bring renewable energy to our community,” Johnson County Commissioner Kevin Walls said in a news release.
Being an energy cooperative, the focus of projects is always local, Johnson County REMC CEO Chet Aubin said in the release.