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The Ohio Power Siting Board will hold a local public hearing regarding AEUG Union Solar, LLC’s proposal to build a 325 megawatt solar farm, in Union County. The project would cover about 2,013 acres within a 3,355-acre project area, in Washington and York townships.

The Ohio Power Siting Board approved applications for two more solar projects during its July 15 meeting. Within the last month, the board has approved 877 megawatts of solar energy to be constructed in the state.

As solar sites grow in size and number in Ohio and Pennsylvania, it could be a new business opportunity for sheep farmers. But it's an opportunity that comes with many strings attached.

An in-person hearing is scheduled Aug. 19 for a 144 megawatt solar farm planned for Champaign County.  The project, proposed by Clearview Solar I, LLC, would be located 1,075 acres within a 1,195 project area in Adams Township.

An in-person hearing is set at 6 p.m. Sept. 8 for a 101 megawatt solar farm planned for Wood County. It's one of five hearings set for this summer for 875 MW in proposed solar projects in Ohio.

Public hearings are set for two new proposed solar farms in central Ohio: Prairie Prairie Solar in Franklin County and Union Ridge in Licking County. There is nearly 4,000 megawatts of solar farms awaiting approval before the Ohio Power Siting Board.

In a rare move, the Ohio Power Siting Board denied Republic Wind's application to build a 200 megawatt wind farm in Seneca and Sandusky counties. Community activists celebrated the rejection, while the developer, Apex Clean Energy, cried foul.

An in-person hearing is set for a 300 MW solar farm planned for Hardin County.  The hearing for Hardin Solar Energy III is scheduled for 6 p.m. July 13 at Kenton High School, 200 Harding Avenue, Kenton, Ohio 43326.

Amazon is building 11 more solar farms in the U.S., including its first in Pennsylvania and another in Ohio. The projects, announced June 23 along with renewables projects in Canada, Finland and Spain, will make the company the largest corporate buyer of renewable energy in the U.S. and the world.

For many Ohioans, the first time they hear about the Ohio Power Siting Board is when a solar or wind project is proposed in their town. That's also when they find out how little power they have to effect change. SB 52 could change that.