A large solar farm for Hardin County has received state approval.


The Columbus Business First website reported late last week that Hardin Solar Energy got approval from the Ohio Siting Board for a 150 megawatt energy plant on 1115 acres of land in the county.


Its farm also will consist of solar panels and support equipment, including a battery storage area and buried electrical lines to connect it to a utility substation.


The company estimates the project will create 768 jobs that will generate $45.6 million in earnings during construction, and 13 long-term jobs that will generate $758,000 in annual earnings during operation.