- Associated Press - Saturday, March 22, 2014

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) - A southern Indiana county has endorsed a company’s plan to lease county-owned land for a proposed five-megawatt solar energy farm.

The Monroe County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution Friday that could allow Solar Zentrum to lease county-owned land for 20 years for a solar farm that would have between 4,000 and 5,000 solar photovoltaic panels. Those panels turn sunlight into electricity.

The Herald-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1lZNUkb ) the project is subject to approval by the city of Bloomington and any county lease requirements.

Solar Zentrum is vying for a contract with Duke Energy that would allow the company to build the solar farm and sell the electricity it produces to the utility.

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Information from: The Herald Times, http://www.heraldtimesonline.com

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