Construction of Arche Solar, bp solar’s first farm, located in Fulton County, OH, began in late 2022. The 134 MW project will produce locally-generated, solar-powered electricity into the Ohio bulk power transmission system, furthering Ohio’s energy security and reducing carbon emissions. This project is expected to create around 200 jobs across the supply chain during construction and provide more than $30 million in revenue to benefit local schools and other public services over the life of the project.
bp has secured a power-purchase agreement (PPA) with Meta for the project, bringing together two major corporations to address greenhouse-gas emissions and support renewable-energy growth in the US. Once completed, Arche will generate enough clean energy annually to power the equivalent of more than 20,000 homes, and at full capacity Arche’s renewable power could avoid more than 155,900 metric tons of greenhouse-gas emissions annually – equivalent to 34,000 fuel-burning cars. Commercial operation is expected in early 2024.