Apex Clean Energy of Charlottesville, Virginia, is developing Painter Creek Solar, an up to 165 MW facility that is expected to generate enough energy to power up to 34,000 homes per year. Situated in Darke County, adjacent to existing transmission lines on remote private land, the location is highly suitable for a solar energy project.

A Clean Economic Opportunity for Darke County

Painter Creek Solar offers a new source of economic development with long-term local and state tax revenue for schools, government services, and public infrastructure. The power from Painter Creek Solar will be delivered into the local Ohio electrical grid, helping to diversify the state's energy portfolio. Solar power is one of the most cost-effective sources of electricity available today, and its ability to generate power at peak times helps reduce electricity costs for all consumers. In addition to creating direct and indirect jobs during construction and operations, Painter Creek Solar will create opportunities for companies seeking to open new locations in areas with access to renewable power to expand into Darke County.

Local Economic Benefits

• Enough power for up to 34,000 U.S. homes (165 MW)
• Over 30 years of annual tax revenue for Darke County, estimated at $1.1 million per year
• Will bring part-time and full-time jobs to the community during construction and operations phases
• Taxpayers are protected against decommissioning costs
• Existing high-voltage power lines limit the need for new infrastructure
• Low panel height limits visibility to neighbors and nearby roads