New Projects, Renewables, Solar

Missouri solar power site begins construction

Construction on the O’Fallon Renewable Energy Center in Missouri has begun with the first installation of a solar panel.

During the groundbreaking event in O’Fallon, Mo., dozens of key state leaders joined Ameren Missouri executives and special guest speakers including O’Fallon Mayor Bill Hennessy; Missouri Public Service Commission Chairman Robert S. Kenney; and Llona Weiss, Director of the Missouri Division of Energy.

The plan calls for 19,000 solar panels spanning an area about the size of 19 football fields. The solar power facility is scheduled to begin delivering electricity to customers by the end of 2014.

MC Industrial, Inc. has been selected as general contractor.

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