National Grid Renewables Celebrates American Clean Power Week with Tours of First Solar Manufacturing Plant and Ohio Solar Project

National Grid Renewables Celebrates American Clean Power Week with Tours of First Solar Manufacturing Plant and Ohio Solar Project

Customers, partners, and community members gather to learn about solar energy’s economic benefits

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Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 3:15pm

CONTENT: Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS, August 17, 2022 /3BL Media/ – As part of American Clean Power Week 2022, National Grid  Renewables hosted a two-day event to educate visitors on the economic benefits that solar energy  projects provide national, state, and local communities. For a short video covering the two-day event,  click here

Customers, partners, and community members first assembled for a tour of National Grid Renewables’  Yellowbud Solar Project, a 274 megawatt (MW) project located in Ross and Pickaway counties, Ohio that is currently under construction.  

“The Yellowbud Solar Project currently employs over 550 onsite construction workers and is anticipated  to produce $90 million in tax revenue, landowner income, local spending, and charitable funding  throughout the first twenty years of operation,” commented Blake Nixon, President of National Grid  Renewables. “Across the nation, solar energy projects like Yellowbud Solar are providing significant  positive economic impact on local, statewide, and national economies.”  

Event guests were then invited on a tour of the First Solar manufacturing plant in Toledo, where  attendees learned how First Solar modules are built, packaged, and shipped. Experts from across the  industry discussed solar energy projects and the benefits they offer the economy. 

“First Solar joins National Grid Renewables in celebrating a remarkable Midwestern project that sources  modules that utilize U.S. technology to benefit the local community with renewable solar energy,” said  Georges Antoun, First Solar’s Chief Commercial Officer. “A testament to the value of American solar  manufacturing, the project exemplifies a sustainable energy model for the future of Ohio – as well any  community that wishes to spur job growth, economic impact, and renewable energy security. The  Yellowbud Solar Project is a fantastic achievement for the community, and First Solar is proud to have  supplied our responsibly sourced modules to support its success.”  

“We appreciate the opportunity to join National Grid Renewables in commemorating American Clean  Power Week and to see the incredible progress that has been made to further utilize solar power in Ohio,”  said Mike Gammill, Vice President for Kiewit Power Constructors Co., the Engineering, Procurement and  Construction (EPC) contractor for the Yellowbud Solar Project. “We are proud to serve as the EPC  contractor and to contribute to the ongoing innovation and collaboration that is driving its success.” 

About National Grid Renewables 

National Grid Renewables, part of the National Grid Ventures division of National Grid (NYSE: NGG),  develops, owns, and operates large-scale renewable energy assets across the United States, including  solar, wind, and energy storage. As a farmer-friendly and community-focused business, National Grid  Renewables seeks to repower America’s electricity grid by reigniting local economies and reinvesting in a  sustainable, clean energy future. National Grid Renewables supports National Grid’s vision of being at the  heart of a clean, fair, and affordable energy future for all. To learn more about National Grid Renewables,  visit or follow the company on Twitter or LinkedIn.

Contact: National Grid Renewables