Huge solar farm promises clean energy, good jobs

This Wyandot County solar farm has a long-term contract with AEP and the type of solar arrays proposed for the new site, but it is much smaller. Full Story
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Modern Esquire

Cincinnati, OH

#1 Oct 6, 2010
Don't you think it would be relevant to point out that Sam Randazzo has donated $4,500 to John Kasich's campaign? It would seem to put his criticism into context.
KnotStandingStil l

Powell, OH

#2 Oct 6, 2010
Kasich would have NEVER allowed this project to get started...and his small-thinking supporters will bash it. Just watch.
watcher

Columbus, OH

#3 Oct 6, 2010
And with all this Stimulus money flowing we have no USA based companies that can make these solar panels. Why are we buying from Spain?

Makes me sick to read this crap presented as good news. What is wrong with these people?
Jack Shirt

Columbus, OH

#4 Oct 6, 2010
KnotStandingStill wrote:
Kasich would have NEVER allowed this project to get started...and his small-thinking supporters will bash it. Just watch.
300 jobs might be added! WOW! 400,000 jobs lost. Way to go Ted & the democraps! That is something to be proud of. Sounds like a really god investment.
Speaking of standing still.
Do you know why the UNION Teamsters have a horse as their mascot?
It is because a horse is one of the few anaimals that sleeps while standing up!
KnotStandingStil l

Powell, OH

#5 Oct 6, 2010
If you know of these companies, name them. Otherwise, shut up, and support these new jobs and new ideas.
Vapor Jobs

Hilliard, OH

#6 Oct 6, 2010
KnotStandingStill wrote:
If you know of these companies, name them. Otherwise, shut up, and support these new jobs and new ideas.
This is suspicious timing. AEP is in Ted Stricklands pocket. That is why AEP was upset the Chamber of Commerce (that knows how to run and help businesses)endorsed Kasich.

This entire thing is a big UNKNOWN event.... We do not know for sure if the jobs will be there.

We do know the company making the solar panels is a Spanish company and they make many of their panels in Mexico.(Less US jobs again)

And David Wilhelm (Bill Clinton and Al Gore political hack) is involved with this project.

Maybe Al Gore can help to prop up Ted Stricklands failing record of losing jobs. We know he is full of smoke and mirrors and has lot's of hot air to belch out....
Bob

Florence, SC

#7 Oct 6, 2010
If this farm is made up of all things Ohio, including the technology, why do we need spain ?
Liddleguy

Columbus, OH

#8 Oct 6, 2010
KnotStandingStill wrote:
Kasich would have NEVER allowed this project to get started...and his small-thinking supporters will bash it. Just watch.
They are currently installing solar panels on the Whitehouse to provide electricity to the living quarters. This electricity will cost 4 times the current rate. Dumbocrat math. The cost of a solar panel to power a hot water tank in your home is prohibitive.

If Kaich is elected, and this project goes through, you will bash him for your electric bill skyrocketing.
runner1934

Cambridge, OH

#9 Oct 6, 2010
You can tell that poor old Ted is in trouble! It seems strange that this project, in its very early stages, was announced in the days before the election. There are also a lot of hoops to be jumped through before the project becomes reality, i.e., federal money, tax incentives, etc. etc.. We will see.
fiery buddha

Columbus, OH

#10 Oct 6, 2010
so many small minds, so much disdain, rhetoric and propoganda.

yes, the timing is suspect on this - but who really cares? i'm for jobs, i'm for renewable energy, and i'm all for the potential these plans could provide ohio, and ohioans, as leaders in the solar world, particularly in one of our poorest areas of the state. once the factory builds the parts for the farm, it will undoubtedly continue production. and using reclaimed strip-mining land for this? genius. so what if spanish companies want to invest? if ohioans don't want to, then someone else will.(watcher - sorry you can't read correctly to realize the panels will be made HERE, not in spain, and our stimulus dollars will stay in the USA)

i'm so tired of narrow-minded dispatch readers using cute phrases like "dumbocrats." what are you solutions, other than bashing? sorry - haven't heard any. can you speak up please?

go ted!
Terp

United States

#11 Oct 6, 2010
Spain got behind solar tech in a big way and it has apparently pretty much failed over there. The current technology of solar just won't produce meaningful amounts of the the energy we need.
Allen

Columbus, OH

#12 Oct 6, 2010
Bob wrote:
If this farm is made up of all things Ohio, including the technology, why do we need spain ?
No the tech is the only thing we don't have. Well and I'm sure well have to import some rare earths from China. If they manufacture the parts here in Ohio and are only importing their technological know-how then I'd say this is a good thing. Spain is on of the leaders in solar energy globally btw.
Buckeye Bob

Columbus, OH

#13 Oct 6, 2010
Jobs for Ohio! The weak-knee ankle biters complaining about Ted bringing Jobs to Ohio should leave our fair state. Its clear they put politics over Jobs and people in Ohio.
watching

Columbus, OH

#14 Oct 6, 2010
only here can you find people who have a problem with clean energy and new jobs....the dispatch message board is mouth-breathan flag wavin moronic conservative nightmare.
if Jesus Christ came back and was a democrat (and he would be) he would be attacked here for the golden rule!!
mlw

Pickerington, OH

#15 Oct 6, 2010
I bave some thoughts on this projet.
Why are they having foriegn companies build this.
Only 10 people to operate this contraption. Not good for long term employment for the 300.
You have to remember solar only works during daylight hours and no clouds. Ohio is not an efficient place for solar power.( part time production)
Wonder why it costs more to produce electricity when only 10 operaters and no bio fuels to purchase ?
Common Sense

Columbus, OH

#16 Oct 6, 2010
Bob wrote:
If this farm is made up of all things Ohio, including the technology, why do we need spain ?
Precisely! California was criticized for purchasing their solar panels from China.
Glasnos

Fabens, TX

#17 Oct 6, 2010
Terp wrote:
Spain got behind solar tech in a big way and it has apparently pretty much failed over there. The current technology of solar just won't produce meaningful amounts of the the energy we need.
Failed you say?... It pushed Spain to the brink of bankruptcy ... but, of course, american progressives are so much smarter, you see ... ROFL

Is that not the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing, and expecting a different result?
Progressives = mentally challenged(the PC version of insanity)
Common Sense

Columbus, OH

#18 Oct 6, 2010
runner1934 wrote:
You can tell that poor old Ted is in trouble! It seems strange that this project, in its very early stages, was announced in the days before the election. There are also a lot of hoops to be jumped through before the project becomes reality, i.e., federal money, tax incentives, etc. etc.. We will see.
You're correct. The article fails to address the fact that just last week, Strickland signed an executive order ELIMINATING personal property taxes and real property taxes for companies wanting to build advanced and renewable energy projects facilities. Very convenient timing.
howrad

Cincinnati, OH

#19 Oct 6, 2010
Strickland is pushing the government controlled "green" economy as our only way out but how can we be sure that this isn't another nudge towards "cap and trade" and the huge taxation.
Common Sense

Columbus, OH

#20 Oct 6, 2010
Terp wrote:
Spain got behind solar tech in a big way and it has apparently pretty much failed over there. The current technology of solar just won't produce meaningful amounts of the the energy we need.
According to signed requirements by Strickland of 25% of energy by the year 2025 should be renewable sources.....only 0.5 of that number is required to come from solar farms. Pretty much small potatoes in comparison.

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