The City of Lebanon is expanding its municipally owned utility service offerings to include solar power through the Lebanon Solar Power Project. The City selected Kokosing Solar as the Design-Build Partner to complete the $13.4M solar project that will include ground-mounted arrays across three City-owned properties, spanning a combined total of 41 acres of undevelopable land on Glosser Road.
Over the solar system’s lifespan, it is projected to save the City and its utility customers over $27M and will help the City diversify its sources of electricity. The projected cost of the solar arrays will be reduced by about 30% through the federal Investment Tax Credit direct-pay program.
“I am thrilled to partner with the City of Lebanon on this exciting and transformative project for their electric utility,” said Brady Phillips, Director of Solar Operations at Kokosing. “The project exemplifies how environmental stewardship and financial benefit can co-exist. The City’s leadership establishes a great example for other municipalities across the Midwest and beyond.”
“The City is committed to ensuring that we provide outstanding utility services with competitive rates to our residents and businesses, and this project will support these efforts while at the same time providing new renewable energy capabilities for our community,” said Scott Brunka, Lebanon City Manager.
Kokosing Solar is expected to break ground in the spring and complete the project by the end of 2024.
About The City of Lebanon, Ohio
With a history dating back to 1802, Lebanon is located in the heart of one of the fastest growing counties in the state, and is supported by an excellent school system, reasonable tax and utility rates, and an outstanding quality of life.
The City’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in our community by providing high quality and cost effective services, while maintaining the public trust through exceptional service and sound stewardship of our resources.
Our vision is to be a thriving and sustainable community that embraces opportunity, innovation and authenticity.
For more information about the City of Lebanon, please visit lebanonohio.gov.
About Kokosing Solar
Kokosing Solar (Previously Third Sun Solar) has been designing, building, and financing clean energy solutions for residential & commercial clients across the Midwest since 2000. We bring more than 22 years of solar installation experience as Ohio’s longest-standing full-service solar installer. We serve residential and commercial clients in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, and beyond. We are a fully insured and licensed Electrical Contractor committed to delivering safe high performance systems with top notch customer service. In 2022 we became Kokosing Solar and are strengthened by the 71 years of experience of Kokosing, Inc., one of the largest family-owned construction companies in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic.
- Kokosing Solar: Caitlin Garrity, firstname.lastname@example.org
- City of Lebanon: Scott Brunka, email@example.com, 513-228-3102