8,300 Solar Panels to Reduce Energy Costs

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Dayton Daily News

Two major local employers will install a total of more than 8,300 solar panels, making them the latest participants in the growing solar panel industry.  Assurant Specialty Property is spending $7 million to put in more than 6,200 solar panels to save money on energy costs and as part of the company's launch of a bundled insurance program for commercial-scale solar installations.

Urbana University is also installing more than 2,100 solar panels near its football field to provide a fifth of the university's energy needs.

Ohio is rising in the use of solar energy. Last year, Ohio was ranked 18th amongst states for the amount of installed solar power, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. So far this year, Ohio is ranked 14th.

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