Diverse groups are teaming up to support construction of Ohio's largest solar farm.
Ohio Public Radio's Andy Chow explains.
Environmental advocates, business groups, and even a coal company are joining forces to support a solar farm proposal in Highland County.
Matt Evans, with the Boich Companies, a coal investor, says this would bring sorely needed jobs to Appalachia.
Evans: “A part of the state that’s had plant closures, power plan closures, mine closures...I believe that frankly Columbus has ignored this part of the state for the last several years. And I think that this is an opportunity starting now to get some good news to Appalachia.”
Although he comes from coal, Evans says it’s important to have a diverse energy portfolio.
Supporters say the project, which is subject to PUCO approval, could power more than 325,000 homes.