An energy company based in Daviess County broke ground Tuesday on a solar project that will generate enough electricity to offset the facility’s annual power demand.
Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline will install a solar array at its corporate headquarters off State Route 56 in Owensboro. The solar panels will be located on four acres in a field adjacent to the headquarters buidling.
The project will make Southern Star’s headquarters, with 200 employees, the first known “net zero carbon-based energy facility of its size” in Owensboro.
“Southern Star is committed to reducing its carbon footprint in all communities we serve," said President and CEO Jimmy Staton. "We are proud to mark the beginning of this journey in Owensboro.”
Construction will begin this summer with completion expected in October.
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