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Indianapolis Speedway Installs Solar

July 2, 2014 By Linda Hardesty

Indiana energy manageThe Indianapolis Motor Speedway has a new solar farm located adjacent to the race track.

The IMS Solar Farm features 39,312 solar modules that generate 9 MW. IMS used 41.5 acres of its 1,000-acre campus for the panels.

SunWize Technologies, of San Jose, Calif., and Phoenix-based Blue Renewable Energy co-developed the project. Blue Renewable Energy entered into a land-lease agreement with IMS to build the system on the property, and the system was designed, engineered and installed by SunWize. Clenera and Swinerton Builders finalized the engineering and constructed the project on behalf of Centaurus Renewable Energy.

Indianapolis Power & Light is the system off-taker under the terms of a power purchase agreement (PPA) and will own the renewable energy credits (RECs) produced by the solar power system.

Indiana made the news earlier this year when legislators nixed the state’s energy efficiency mandates.

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