New solar farm is one step to a more sustainable future
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- This is I&M’s fifth solar project and the University of Notre Dame’s largest. The partnership is hoping to inspire the community to think green.
The Saint Joseph Solar Farm sits near the intersection of Bittersweet and Cleveland road in Granger.
It consists of 57,720 solar panels spanning a total of 40 acres. This is the equivalent of 30 football fields.
Besides the ability to power nearly 3,000 homes a year, carbon emission is reduced. The farm avoids 13,000 tons of carbon dioxide each year. This is the same as taking 2,600 passenger cars off the road or avoiding 14,000 trips from South Bend to Los Angeles.
This project is just one of many for I&M as they continue to strive for sustainability.
“Indiana Michigan power also has four solar farms currently in operation, those are in Indiana and one in Michigan. We also own and operate 6 hydroelectric facilities, and we also have DC Cook plant in Michigan and that can power a million homes a year if both plants are operating,” says Schnee Garrett, spokesperson for Indiana Michigan Power.
Further information about Indiana Michigan Power can be found here.