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Wind farm planned near Solon

SOLON (KWWL) -- A Chicago company has announced plans to build a wind farm near Solon that could produce enough energy to power 9,000 homes.

PNE Wind USA project developer Keith Kurtz says the number of turbines built will be determined by a wind study of the area, but he estimates it would be between 10 and 20 turbines.

The turbines will be built on more than 3,000 acres near Solon.

Iowa ranks second nationally in wind energy capacity behind Texas. Most of the state's wind farms are in central and western Iowa.

Construction will likely begin in 2013.

 

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