Laotto Solar Field Dedicated
LAOTTO — Representatives from Wabash Valley Power, Noble REMC and others from are electric cooperatives gathered this week to dedicate a new, 1-megawatt Laotto Solar Generating Station located along State Road 3 (Lima Road) between Avilla and Laotto, just over the Noble County line in DeKalb County.
Construction on the solar field began in December 2018 and was completed soon after. In April, the field began collecting energy. Wabash Valley Power, which provides energy to Noble REMC and others, can distribute energy from the solar field across the region through a co-op program. Noble REMC owns and will maintain the array, but the power can be shared with LaGrange REMC and Steuben County REMC.
Proponents applaud the opportunity to reduce the environment impact and say solar power is a cost-effective and efficient energy option.
Wabash Valley reported is working to add another 400 megawatts of solar power to their services in the future, as well as continue to expand to use wind, nuclear, geothermal, and other "clean" fuel sources.