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Indiana Riding a Wave of Solar

May 27, 2022

Solar is booming in Indiana.  The Indianapolis Business Journal takes a look at the benefits of solar - with an interview with Hoosiers for Renewable's Executive Director Steve Eberly - as well as the challenges ahead.

Hoosiers for Renewables Letter in Support of the Brickyard Solar Project in Boone County

July 1, 2021

A letter in support of the project presenting facts regarding solar energy development broadly and the Brickyard Project in particular.

Purdue Extension Focuses on Renewable Energy Education Efforts

Purdue University News Release, May 3, 2021

Purdue Extension is partnering with Hoosiers for Renewables and Indiana Farm Bureau to conduct a comprehensive study on land use regulations for wind and solar renewable energy and trends related to climate change planning in Indiana.

Hoosiers for Renewables Applauds Indiana Energy Task Force for Recognizing Renewables as Economic Driver

Hoosiers for Renewables News Release, November 19, 2020

Hoosiers for Renewables agrees with many of the findings of the 21st Century Energy Policy Development Task Force, a two-year state legislative effort that examined the current state of electricity generation in Indiana, but is concerned with statements that could lead to a slowdown in this critical transition. The Task Force makes several recommendations for the state to consider as the pendulum swings away from reliance on fossil fuels as the primary source of electricity generation in Indiana.

New Study Highlights Cost Savings and Other Economic Benefits of Shift to Renewable Energy

Hoosiers for Renewables News Release, July 8, 2020

According to a new study authored by Ball State University economist Dr. Michael Hicks, Indiana is in the midst of a history-making shift in fuel used to generate electricity, in large part driven by falling cost of renewables. Electricity generation from wind and solar renewable energy sources is now lower than the cost of natural gas or coal, according to the landmark study that looks at the Economic Effects of the Changing Energy Mix in Indiana.  

Renewable Energy Organization Keeps Focus on Solar and Wind Energy in Indiana

Hoosiers for Renewables News Release, April 16, 2020

Hoosiers for Renewables, an organization focused on encouraging renewable energy in the Hoosier state, is staffing up to encourage the development of local renewable energy options in Indiana. With 20,000 online advocates already, expanding the leadership of the organization will also extend the reach of Hoosiers for Renewables.

Hoosiers For Renewables Statement on Passage of HB 1414

March 11, 2020

White County Primed for New Wind Farms

Inside Indiana Business, January 14, 2020

The partners behind two wind farms currently in the works in White County say the location makes it easy for development.

NIPSCO estimates shift from coal will save $4 billion, November 21

"We're going from coal-fired generation to lower-cost cleaner energy sources that will result in $4 billion in cost savings. It's a more balanced, more diverse and more affordable way to reliably provide electricity."

Extending the Life of a Turbine

Wind Systems Magazine, November 15

Indianapolis-based Polaris Laboratories helps wind farms lower costs and produce energy efficiently.

Indy construction firm says wind energy boosted Q3 earnings

WISH-TV, November 13

An example of renewable energy benefiting Indiana business.

Study: Renewables Would Have Biggest Impact On Health In The Great Lakes Region

WFYI - November 6, 2019


The Great Lakes region is the best place in the U.S. to put renewable energy sources to get the most health benefits


Bulking up: Storage heads for center stage

PV Magazine - October 31, 2019


Energy storage has largely served at the margin of power grids over the past decade. But the continuing cost crash in wind and solar generation are changing storage’s role. A recent round of projects, from Indiana to Arizona, suggests that storage is bulking up and is set to act more equally in generation.


Another Wind Farm on the Way in White County

WLFI - October 25, 2019

Another wind farm is moving into White County. This one will be built and operational by 2021.  The wind farm will bring economic benefits to local communities including more jobs during construction and increased spending at nearby businesses.


New Solar Park in Tipton to Power More than 800 Homes

WTHR - October 3, 2019


A new solar farm opened in Tipton, Indiana (50 miles north of Indianapolis). It is expected to power 850 homes. The installation is the Indiana Municipal Power Agency's 21st solar project since 2014.

Midwest, Great Lakes, & Mid-Atlantic Customers Could Save Almost $7 Billion Annually

Wind Solar Alliance - October 2, 2019


A new report finds that electricity market reforms in the Midwest, Great Lakes, and Mid-Atlantic could save consumers over $6.9 billion every year.

NIPSCO Exploring Power Options

Inside Indiana Business - October 1, 2019


Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) is opening to the proposal on the optimal mix of energy for its customers. NIPSCO's plan is to retire all coal units by 2028. Current proposals include 300 MW of wind and storage and over 2,000 MW of solar. 


Public Officials Tour EDPR’s Meadow Lake Wind Farm

North American Wind Power - September 30, 2019


Renewables North America, a Houston based renewable energy company, toured their Meadow Lake Wind Farm in Indiana to celebrate National Clean Energy Week. Tours were organized in party by the Indiana Conservative Alliance for Energy. The project is 880 MW. 


Honda Plans to Buy More Renewable Energy Than Any Other Automaker

Green Car Reports – September 26, 2019


Honda has completed two virtual power purchase agreements (VPPAs) for renewable power to be produced in Texas and Oklahoma. These new agreements will help the company offset carbon from the energy it consumes at its manufacturing facilities.


State Sees Surge in Wind Power Despite No Standards

Dubois County Herald – September 9


Indiana has experienced a surge in wind farm construction during the past decade that's given the state the nation's 12th-highest number of wind turbines.But some renewable energy advocates say Indiana risks being outpaced by other states unless it does more to encourage commercial wind power, the Indianapolis Business Journal reported.


Advanced Energy Job Sector Growing in Indiana

WFYI Indianapolis – September 4, 2019


The national business group Advanced Energy Economy is reporting a 4 percent growth in Indiana jobs last year. That means more Hoosiers than ever are working in renewable energy and energy efficiency.