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Defunct Indianapolis mall to be used as solar farm

There are 2 comments on the The Tribune story from Sep 29, 2013, titled Defunct Indianapolis mall to be used as solar farm. In it, The Tribune reports that:

New Generation Power of Chicago plans to start work this fall on a 4-megawatt array covering at the former Eastgate Consumer Mall.

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Ralph

Bloomingdale, IN

#1 Sep 29, 2013
Will the copper wire be safe?

Since: Aug 12

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Sep 30, 2013
I don't claim to be an expert when it comes to solar farms but that sounds like a scam. They are trying to collect some sort of government grant or tax break and will file for bankruptcy before a single solar panel has been placed.

Even if building a solar farm was cost effective, which is doubtful, why would they put it there? Building on the site of an abandoned mall would be more expensive than buying a cornfield or vacant lot, and such sites are easy to find in the southeast quadrant of Marion County.

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