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The Brooklyn solar farm rendered on a landfill in Cuyahoga County is one of 16 finalists for Solar Builder magazine’s 2018 Solar Builder Project of the Year. McDonald Hopkins attorneys Mike Wise and Chad Arfons represented developer Enerlogics Solar in the Brooklyn solar project and managed the development process.

Wise has provided updates on the project from its earliest days in 2017 to the installation of the last solar panels in August. 

“The project is a win for everyone," said Wise. "It allows the City of Brooklyn to receive revenue for a closed landfill, Cleveland Public Power expands its footprint, the residents of Brooklyn get electric choice, and Cuyahoga County receives renewable energy at a cost savings to grid power.”

As noted by Solar Builder, the four-megawatt solar farm is the largest landfill solar project completed in Ohio, and one of the largest solar projects of any kind in the state. It is capable of saving Cuyahoga County as much as $3 million on utility bills over the next 25 years.

To vote for the Brooklyn Solar project, visit the 2018 Solar Builder Project of the Year page at