Construction has begun on what will be the largest solar energy farm in the U.S. when completed in 2024. Planned to cover 13,000 acres of a rural area about 50 miles southwest of South Bend, Indiana, the Mammoth Solar project is being built by Israel-based-Doral Renewables at a projected cost of $1.5 billion.

The solar farm will become partially operational by mid-2023 when it starts producing 400 MW of electricity, The solar farm will incorporate more than 2 million crystalline silicon solar panels. Source: Doral RenewablesThe solar farm will incorporate more than 2 million crystalline silicon solar panels. Source: Doral Renewablesenough to power 75,000 households. The final construction phase will see the installation of more than 2 million crystalline silicon solar panels and the generation of 1.65 GW of clean energy for 175,000 households across Indiana and Illinois.

The project is also projected to remove 40,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions and conserve 1 billion gallons of irrigation well water annually.

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