Not only was this project able to create jobs, but it was able to benefit the local economy in more ways than one. Using workers from Ohio for the construction, paired with Ohio based manufacturers, the project has a uniquely community-driven feel.
“The project utilized an Ohio-centric team to ensure local and regional impact,” explained Scott Ameduri, President of Enerlogics Solar LLC.
The former landfill has now become one of Ohio’s crowning energy achievements, both benefiting from and creating benefits for Ohio communities. With Enerlogics’ base in Youngstown, racking and foundations from Cincinnati-based RBI Solar, and photovoltaic modules from First Solar’s Toledo facility, the project is Ohio-made from the ground up. This team came together with a vision to overcome all of the red tape involved with developing on a former landfill in order to build something that will improve Ohio.