375MW of renewable energy near Lima, Ohio
Site Selection & Preliminary Design
Permitting & environmental studies
Land management & biodiversity planning
Final engineering, financing & construction
Operation & maintenance
Decommissioning & recycling
Lightsource bp is in the process of developing the Birch solar farm in Ohio, about 10 miles southwest of Lima.
Birch will be financed with private capital, built, owned and operated by Lightsource bp and will have an output power capacity of 375 megawatts dc (300 megawatts ac)– generating enough clean energy to power the equivalent of 55,000 local homes per year.
The site for Birch has been carefully selected. Our project development involves site specific environmental assessments that include cultural surveys, threatened and endangered species assessments, wetlands delineations, as well as consultation with wildlife regulatory agencies. Another important aspect of our development process is Lightsource bp’s commitment to engaging with local stakeholders within the community.
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