The 9.8 MW IND solar farm at the Indianapolis International Airport.
In the foreground is the 2.8 MW facility at Rexnord. In the distance is the 2.7 MW roof-mounted project at Equity Industrial A- Rockville LLC. Both projects were developed by Melink Corporation.
Part of IPL’s commitment to expanding its generation resources includes a commitment to solar. Currently IPL Rate REP participants and their project partners have approximately 97 MW of solar projects operating or under development. Currently, there are 36 operating solar farms in Indianapolis, which was ranked fourth in the amount of solar PV per capita of 20 major cities in the 2017 report published by Environment America Research & Policy Center. Indianapolis is ranked behind Honolulu, San Diego and San Jose.
The nearly 20 MW project at the Indianapolis International Airport is the largest and is comprised of three separate solar farms on the airport's campus.
Other recently completed solar projects include:
Resources based on maximum rated capacity for thermal units. Includes long-term purchase requirements and agreements for wind and solar at nameplate capacity. For every megawatt hour (MWh) of wind or solar produced, IPL receives a Renewable Energy Credit (REC). IPL markets these RECs to other parties including REC brokers and other utilities. The revenue received from the sale of RECs is credited to our retail customers.