Warren County Park Board members, commissioners and Rocknoll Energy came together for a common goal – to bring solar energy to Armco Park. In March of 2019, the 275.6kW, 745 panel solar array came online. The common goal was to power the park while bringing awareness to the public on use of renewable energy and reducing carbon emissions. To further the effort in conservation, Rocknoll Energy and Ohio Pollinator Habitat Initiative collaborated in the design to allow for a native plant habitat to be planted under and around the array to attract pollinators.
The array supplies power to the entire park including the pavilion, golf clubhouse, ball fields and park shelters. The wildflower habitat attracts multiple species of butterflies and bees making this a prime place to pollinate. This collaboration supplies the Warren County Park community an educational tool, sustainability and fixed energy cost through the tool of a PPA that Rocknoll Energy facilitated.