— A new report from an environmental advocacy group says Indiana had the
nation's 11th-largest expansion of solar energy production last year.
released Tuesday by the Environment America Research & Policy Center says
Indiana added 54 megawatts of solar power last year. The nonprofit
environmental advocacy group says that was a big surge from 2012, when
Indiana generated less than one megawatt of solar power.
farms that went online last year included a 75-acre, 12-megawatt solar
farm at Indianapolis International Airport.
America field organizer Alex Trebatoski says Indiana's progress shows that
solar power can work in the state. But he says Indiana needs a stronger
commitment from state and local officials to "take it to the next level."