Construction starts on Missouri solar power facility

Construction on the O'Fallon Renewable Energy Center in Missouri has begun with the ceremonial installation of the first solar panel

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Construction on the O'Fallon Renewable Energy Center in Missouri has begun with the ceremonial installation of the first solar panel.

In a ceremonial groundbreaking event at the construction site in O'Fallon, Mo., dozens of key state leaders joined Ameren Missouri executives and special guest speakers including O'Fallon Mayor Bill Hennessy; Missouri Public Service Commission Chairman Robert S. Kenney; and Llona Weiss, Director of the Missouri Division of Energy.

The plan calls for 19,000 solar panels spanning an area about the size of 19 football fields. The solar power facility is scheduled to begin delivering electricity to customers by the end of 2014.

MC Industrial, Inc. has been selected as general contractor.

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