In the latest move by an Indiana utility to reduce its use of coal, the Evansville-based utility plans to build a solar farm and substantially increase the use of natural gas as a fuel source.
Sheridan Community Schools, a small district of about 1,000 students, expects to save millions of dollars in power costs over 20 years with the move.
The solar farm will go on a portion of a former Continental Steel plant, which underwent a federal project costing more than $40 million to demolish the factory and remove tons of lead- and PCB-contaminated waste.
The Bartholomew County board voted unanimously to deny a petition by Vogel Solar LLC of Santa Monica, California, to erect 100,000 solar panels on 156 acres in the northeastern part of the county.
The latest of 10 solar farms that Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative is developing is planned for 10 acres along Indiana 135 near the Johnson County town of Trafalgar.
A new report by a conservation group says Indiana has one of the nation's worst regulatory atmospheres for fostering the development of the rooftop solar power industry.
NineStar Connect, a Greenfield-based not-for-profit utility provider, is preparing to unroll a new program allowing customers to begin leasing solar panels.
There is a growing sentiment here among key energy leaders—even from those who oppose the EPA plan—that the state should develop its own compliance plan that focuses on realistic strategies to decrease carbon emissions and diversify its energy mix.
Notre Dame President John Jenkins plans to announce Monday that the university will spend $113 million on renewable energy sources, including a hydroelectric project, solar power and geothermal fields.
The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission on Thursday approved agreements between Duke Energy Indiana and the developers of the four solar farms in the works around the state.
House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, has killed a bill that critics say would have depressed the use of solar and other alternative energies.
A controversial bill to change the guidelines governing Hoosiers using alternative energy sources – including solar and wind power – passed a House Committee on Wednesday.
Investor-owned utilities are lobbying for a bill that would allow them to alter customers’ credits for net metering, or generating energy on-site and selling it back to the grid.
In 2002, less than 2 percent of the state’s energy use came from renewable resources. By 2012, the last year for which objective statistics are available, the rate increased to more than 5 percent.
Indiana Municipal Power Agency said the 8-acre solar farm on the grounds of Richmond Power and Light contains about 4,000 solar panels. They will generate enough electricity to power about 200 homes.