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The American Solar Grazing Association is looking for shepherds, beekeepers and solar sites to participate in a study looking at the impacts of agrivoltaics. Data will be collected during the 2022 and 2023 grazing seasons.

The Ohio Power Siting Board will hold a public hearing regarding Sycamore Creek Solar, LLC’s proposal to construct a 117 megawatt solar farm on about 917 acres in Cranberry Township, Crawford County.

The first utility-scale solar project in Ohio went on the grid in February. The second will soon be complete. These projects — Hardin and Hillcrest — are ushering in a new era of energy production for the state and forcing rural communities to reevaluate how they interact with one another and the land.

The Ohio Power Siting Board is holding two virtual public hearings in July for proposed solar farms in Erie and Hardin counties. The projects would cover just under 2,500 acres, combined.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development is giving nearly $300,000 in grants to farm and businesses in Ohio and Pennsylvania to install solar, conduct energy assessments or make other energy efficiency upgrades.

Amazon is behind two new solar projects in Ohio. The company is also supporting nine other solar projects and one wind project in Ohio that will produce in total more than 1,000 megawatts of power.

Domestic natural gas consumption is going to continue to fall through 2021 and 2022, according to government forecasts. Though consumption in some sectors is expected to grow this year, overall natural gas use will likely drop, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s April Short-Term Energy Outlook.

The Arche Energy Project in Fulton County was approved by the Ohio Power Siting Board April 15. The 107-megawatt solar facility will be built on about 600 acres in Gorham Township.

The webinar will discuss what is driving the solar leasing activity, what siting considerations exist and what you should look for and avoid in a solar lease agreement.

Gov. Mike DeWine signed legislation last week to repeal parts of the controversial House Bill 6, including the $1 billion nuclear plant bailout. But millions in subsidies for aging coal-fired power plants and yet-to-be-built utility-scale solar farms remain.