Soltage announced that it has started construction of 28 MW solar project in Ohio on land owned by the Cincinnati Zoo.
Soltage acquired the project from Melink Solar Development, a pre-construction development services provider for solar PV projects. The Cincinnati Zoo project entered into two Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with Calpine Energy Solutions for all of the electricity generated from both phases of the solar power project.
This is Soltage’s first project to utilize sheep grazing for vegetation management. Sheep grazing is mutually beneficial for the project, and local communities, as it maintains vegetation below the solar projects while helping restore soil carbon and overall soil health. Soltage is partnering with Ohio Solar Grazing, a local sheep farmer that manages a pasture-based livestock operation, to maintain the land located about 20 miles outside Cincinnati.
Soltage has raised and invested over $1 billion into clean energy infrastructure since its founding in 2005. Soltage has developed over 100 clean energy projects and has more than 450 MW of total distributed generating capacity under construction and management.