Apex Clean Energy of Charlottesville, Virginia, is developing Onward Solar, a 100 MW facility that is expected to generate enough homegrown Indiana energy to power up to 20,000 homes per year. Situated in rural Cass County, on remote private land with access to existing transmission lines, the location is highly suitable for a solar energy project.

A Clean Economic Opportunity for Cass County

Onward Solar offers a new source of economic development, with long-term local tax revenue for schools, government services, and public infrastructure. The power from Onward Solar will be delivered onto Indiana’s electrical grid, helping 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, Onward Solar offers a new opportunity in Cass County for companies seeking to grow their business in areas with access to renewable power.

Local Benefits

• Enough power for about 20,000 U.S. homes (100 MW)
• Over 30 years of annual revenue for schools, townships, and county services through personal property tax payments, totaling millions of dollars over the life of the project
• Onward Solar could bring between 125 and 200 jobs to the area during the construction phase; 2 direct, long-term, local jobs for project operations; and additional work to local subcontractors for site maintenance
• 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
• Helps local farmers diversify their income through lease payments that can be reinvested in their farms and communities