New Cypress Creek solar projects in Indiana register in Ohio

McDonald Solar Farm LLC applied March 30 at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for certification as an eligible Ohio Renewable Energy Resource Generating Facility for its newly-operational, 5.28-MW McDonald Solar Farm in Indiana.

The project location is at 10529 US Hwy 150, West Terre Haute in Vigo County, Ind. The project was placed-in-service on Dec. 22, 2015. It is a 5.28 MW (ac) ground-mount, utility-scale solar photovoltaic facility that interconnects with Duke Energy Indiana.

A project contact listed in the filing is: McDonald Solar Farm LLC, Chris D. Frantz, Asset Manager, 3250 Ocean Park Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405, Phone: 213-347-9398,

That is contact information for Cypress Creek Renewables, which says about itself on its website: “Cypress Creek Renewables partners with local communities and utilities to provide widespread access to affordable, clean energy. Cypress Creek Renewables’ solar solutions produce energy at or below market costs, while our locally based development strategy allows us to deploy solar where the power is needed most. With well over $1 billion raised and invested and over 2.6 gigawatts of local solar farms deployed or in development (enough to power 1.5 million homes), Cypress Creek Renewables is the largest and fastest-growing dedicated provider of local solar farms.”

A similar project with the same contact information was also registered March 30 with the Ohio commission. The Pastime Solar project is backed by Pastime Farm LLC. The project is located at 4078 W CR 900N, at Brazil in Clay County, Ind. It would also interconnect with Duke Energy Indiana.

This is also a 5.28-MW (ac) ground-mount, utility-scale solar photovoltaic facility. Its expected placed-in-service date is Dec. 21, 2016.

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