Check One: A 4.3 MW solar array.
Oops, but the Ohio state legislature creates a bump-in-the-road by passing SB 310 and with Governor and Presidential candidate John Kasich signing it:
SB 310 had the calculated effect of taking the value out of Ohio in-state SRECs [solar energy credits], removing investor confidence in the Ohio SREC market as a whole, and devaluing any projects in development and planning due to the RPS [renewable portfolio standard] cancellation threat …
Prior to SB 310, solar investors could, with confidence, factor the SREC production into their financial modeling. By the most conservative of pricing models, without [SB] 310, SRECs would have added nearly 1.5 million dollars in value to the 4.3 Mw Minster solar project in the first 10 years of operation.
(From PV Magazine.)
So, Check Three: A 7 MWh energy storage facility so attractive in combination with Minster’s solar array, that they’ve converted to a power purchasing agreement, meaning that there’s no upfront cost.
Solar: It’s unstoppable. Try to slow it down, Mr Public Utility (with governmental minions in tow), your demise takes a step closer and faster.
Update, 12th May 2016: More on Minster, OH