(St. Joseph County) - A massive solar farm is being proposed northeast of La Porte. Plans for an array of 365,000 solar panels outside of New Carlisle are starting to come to light.
The solar energy complex would be situated on up to 1,900 acres north of US 20 and the growing industrial zone there. If completed, it would be the largest solar farm in the state. The $164 million project could produce 150 megawatts per year, or enough to power 25,000 homes.
The company proposing the project says it could be up and running in less than two years. St. Joseph County officials have yet to formally approve the plan.