Solar Farm

Solar Farm

MSD Wayne Township’s Energy Looks
Bright With Solar Farm Construction

In order to reduce our dependency of on-grid electrical power, reduce our carbon footprint and provide valuable educational opportunities for students to learn about alternative energy sources, the MSD of Wayne Township is in the midst of construction of a solar farm poised to provide power to Ben Davis High School and Ninth Grade Center and help reduce our dependency by up to 80%.

The project is in association with Johnson Melloh Solutions, Hilltop Farms and the City of Indianapolis. The solar farm site directly adjacent to Ben Davis High School will hold 7,200 panels and two 750-kilowatt generators, and is projected to generate a minimum 70% in savings on energy costs with up to 80% in conjunction with natural gas generators. These savings will recoup MSD Wayne Township’s initial investment over 15 years, and from there begin generating profit as a sustainable source of power for years to come.

As we continue making progress toward the solar farm, projected to open in September, we’ve been working hard on creating educational opportunities that go hand-in-hand with this exciting new power source. Students will understand the benefits of the project, and will enhance their science knowledge as they get hands-on experience up close with the technology that will change the outlook of MSD Wayne Township.

We’re grateful to our partners, administrators, staff and community as we continue on this journey, and can’t wait to proceed with a strong base of solar power.

Solar Farm Plan
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