In 2010, DPL completed construction of a 1.1 Megawatt solar array near our Yankee St. substation in Washington Township, Montgomery County, Ohio. It covers seven acres and will annually generate the equivalent to what is needed to power 150 homes in a year.
The facility has over 9,100 solar panels that are made of amorphous silicon and are 125 watts each. The array cost $5 million to build. State energy legislation calls for 25% of all energy consumed by Ohioans to be from alternative energy by 2025. Of that, .5% must be solar energy.
Visit the Facility
The solar facility is open to the public for self-guided visits daily, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. An educational kiosk on site includes a video that explains solar power as well as a display that shows you how much electricity is being generated.
The facility is across from the Yankee Trace Golf Course at 9975 Yankee St. Get directions to the facility.
The Yankee Solar Array is owned and operated by DP&L's affiliate company, AES Ohio Generation, LLC.