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St. Joseph Solar Farm

The St. Joseph Solar Farm is now generating emission-free energy. It is our fifth and largest solar farm and located in St. Joseph County, IN. I&M owns and operates the solar farm, building upon our commitment to a sustainable future. St. Joseph Solar Farm harnesses the sun to generate up to 20 megawatts of energy, enough to power approximately 2,700 homes.

We worked in partnership with the University of Notre Dame on the St. Joseph Solar Farm. Notre Dame is promoting its sustainability goals by supporting 40 percent of the renewable attributes of the facility. We will also collaborate to capitalize on educational opportunities and research benefits.

Project Fact Sheet

Local Resources

The St. Joseph Solar Farm provides a local renewable energy option to power homes and businesses. The solar farm also creates education opportunities and helps attract businesses looking for local green resources and/or to reduce their carbon footprint and support their sustainability goals.

The 20 MW of renewable power adds to our diverse energy mix that generated more than 85% emission-free energy in 2020.

Going Green

Many of you have expressed your preference for more renewable energy. We offer optional programs to voluntarily attribute some or all of your energy use to renewable green energy. Learn more about IM Green or call us at 1.800.311.4634.

We can also partner with businesses and communities to customize energy projects that suit your needs. To learn more about or participate in our custom options, please contact your local Customer Service Representative or call us at 1.844.876.5273.

Solar Farm Timeline and Location

  • 7/2020: Civil and Fence Start
  • 8/2020: Drive Posts Start
  • 9/2020: Module Installation Start
  • 10/2020: Distribution Upgrades and Capital Substation improvements finish
  • 11/2020: First Inverters Arrive
  • 12/2020: Inverter Installation Begins
  • 1/2021: Construction Finish
  • 2/2021: Start Up and Performance Testing Begins
  • 3/2021: Performance Testing Continues and Site Closeout
  • 4/2021: Prepare for Opening
  • 5/2021: Facility Opening

Construction is Underway

We have the latest updates and photos from the solar field on our blog.

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How Does Solar Work?

It is one of the few ways to generate energy without the need for a spinning magnet.

See the infographic

Educating Our Youth

Younger students can have fun learning about electricity with this activity sheet.

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