Ranger Power to Build $175M Solar Project in Shelbyville, Indiana
SHELBYVILLE, IND. — Ranger Power has unveiled plans to build a $175 million, 199-megawatt solar project in Shelbyville, about 30 miles southeast of Indianapolis. Ranger Power plans to begin building the project in 2022 with completion slated for 2023. Upon completion, the plant will generate enough power to serve 35,000 households. Electricity generated by the project will be distributed exclusively through Indianapolis-based Wabash Valley Power Association, a wholesale electric supplier to 19 non-profit electric cooperatives in Indiana. The agreement extends through 2057. Approximately 1,014 acres of the 1,200-acre project are devoted to solar panels. Ranger has signed 17 lease agreements with private landowners within Shelby County. The project is called Speedway Solar, a reference to the Indianapolis 500 racing tradition. Shelby County Council approved the development in March.