Birch Solar 1's Project Area engulfs 2,345 acres of "Prime" agriculture land in Shawnee Township, Allen County & Logan Township, Auglaize County, Ohio.
To help visualize just how enormous Birch Solar 1 is, if you are familiar with the large amount of land that makes up the Lima Refinery (which amounts to 650 acres), Birch Solar 1 will span enough area to fit AT LEAST five (5) Lima Refineries. If you were to "cut up" the area of the Lima Refinery and "stuff" it into the Birch Solar 1 "Project Area" it would take nearly three and a half (3.5) Lima Refineries to do this.
If you are unfamiliar with how big the Lima Refinery is, lets visualize something we all have probably been to... Mc Donald's. Assuming a rather large Mc Donald's property (building and parking lot) is about 1.5 acres in size... IT WOULD TAKE 1,563 TO FIT WITHIN BIRCH SOLAR 1.
Birch Solar 1 will abut a densely populated rural community and bring with it the potential for multiple adverse issues such as increase flooding, stormwater and soil contamination, decline in property values, impacts to wildlife and negative affects to residents health.
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