Constructing one of the largest solar projects in Ohio, AMP continues its role as a regional leader in developing and deploying renewable generation.

Napoleon Solar Facility

Working in partnership with its member communities, AMP developed and owns the Napoleon Solar Facility, a 3.54 MW (AC) solar project located in Napoleon, Ohio. The facility is connected to the City of Napoleon’s electric system, providing transmission savings. The site produced its first megawatt-hours of sunshine-driven power in August 2012.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held September 21, 2012. Pictured from left are David Mustine, JobsOhio general manager; Elizabeth Bostdorff, district representative for Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green); State Rep. Lynn Wachtmann (R-Napoleon); State Sen. Cliff Hite (R-Findlay); Napoleon Mayor Ron Behm; Michael Peck, Isofoton North America chairman; Marc Gerken, AMP president/CEO; and Craig Butler, assistant policy director for the office of Gov. John Kasich.

The Napoleon Solar Facility further diversifies AMP’s member power supply portfolio, which includes natural gas, advanced coal, hydro, wind and landfill gas, as well as wholesale market purchases.

Napoleon Solar Facts

  • 3.54 MW (AC) solar facility in Napoleon, Ohio
  • 17,160 solar panels covering 20.74 acres
  • Construction started in April 2012
  • Employed veterans in the construction through a partnership with the Solar by Soldiers program
  • Facility went online August 28, 2012
  • Three AMP member communities participate in the project: Napoleon, St. Marys and Waynesfield, Ohio

 

Greenfield Solar Demonstration

AMP partnered with Cleveland Power Power (CPP), the City of Cleveland and GreenField Solar Corporation to develop the Greenfield Solar Demonstration Project at the City Greenhouse in Rockefeller Park in Cleveland, Ohio.

The new technology demonstration project is capable of generating up to 30 kW Solar Photovoltaic (PV) of electrical power for the grid and produces solar thermal energy to heat the greenhouse. A total of 20 StarGen™ solar concentrators convert sunlight into electricity, using parabolic mirrors to concentrate the light onto high-performance solar cells.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held July 28, 2011. Pictured from left are Marc Gerken, AMP President/CEO; Michael Cox, Cleveland Public Works director; Martin Sweeney, Cleveland City Council president; Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson; Bernard Sater, Greenfield Solar founder/chief scientist; Barry Withers, Cleveland Public Utilities director; Neil Sater, Greenfield Solar founder/CEO; and Ivan Henderson, Cleveland Public Power commissioner.

Greenfield Solar Facts

  • 30 kW solar facility in Cleveland, Ohio
  • 20 StarGen™ solar concentrators, each with two sets of parabolic reflectors consisting of 14 individual mirrors
  • Construction started in May 2010 and the facility went online in 2011
  • Project monitoring and additional design improvements by GreenField Solar are ongoing
  • Funded by AMP, CPP and a grant from the American Public Power Association’s Demonstration of Energy-Efficient Developments (DEED) program