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Grafton flips the switch on solar energy farm with 'Project Beacon'

Project Beacon will connect to Grafton's power grid, with an overall goal of reducing electric costs for everyone.

GRAFTON, Ohio — The village of Grafton is working to harness the sun's power and make electricity more affordable for its residents. 

On Saturday morning, Grafton unveiled 'Project Beacon,' its 4-megawatt solar energy farm at the Ohio Department of Transportation facility on Route 83. The project will connnect to the Grafton power grid and reduce electricity costs. 

The project was conceived in December 2018, when Grafton Public Power & Light made an agreement with EITRI Foundry of Orlando, Florida, in a 30-year plan to supply energy for the village.

Project Beacon represents the single-largest solar installation in a five-county area.