Indiana Crossroads Solar Park will be located in White County, northwest of Indianapolis. The solar park will complement the area’s sprawling corn and soybean fields, providing local farmers with a stable, drought-resistant cash crop in the form of landowner lease payments. Indiana Crossroads Solar Park is part of a build-transfer agreement with Northern Indiana Public Service Co (NIPSCO). It will be developed and built by EDP Renewables North America.
Indiana Crossroads Solar Park will have an installed capacity of 200 megawatts (MW). Indiana Crossroads' generation is equivalent to the consumption of more than 38,000 Indiana homes.
Indiana Crossroads Solar Park yields significant economic benefits to the community in the form of payments to landowners, local spending, and annual community investment.
Indiana Crossroads represents a capital investment of millions of dollars and will disperse millions in property tax payments to local governments and school districts over the life of the project. The project will create hundreds of full-time equivalent jobs during construction as well as several permanent jobs. Through the project’s lifecycle, millions of dollars will be spent within 50 miles of the solar park.
Indiana Crossroads Solar Park will be compatible with other land uses and will provide a stable form of income to local landowners. Millions will be paid to the solar park’s landowners through the life of the project.
Indiana Crossroads Solar Park will save more than 254 million gallons of water each year and displaces carbon emissions from fossil fuel power plants, a major contributor to climate change. Solar energy also enhances air quality by helping to mitigate the health effects of harmful air pollutants.
Indiana Crossroads Solar Park will contribute to the United States' energy security and help diversify our nation's energy supply.
Indiana Crossroads Solar Park will consist of of bifacial tracking photovoltaic panels. Photovoltaic solar cells have no moving parts and convert sunlight directly into electricity via the photoelectric effect. This direct-current electricity is then collected, transformed into alternating-current, and finally enters the electrical grid through a substation after being converted to the proper voltage.