Planned solar project donates $10K to Turning Point

A pollinator-friendly solar installation at the University of Dayton is similar to what developers say is planned at the proposed Swallowtail Solar Farm in northeast Bartholomew County.

Turning Point Domestic Violence Services on Friday announced a $10,000 gift from Arevon’s Swallowtail Solar Project, a 200-megawatt solar plant proposed in Bartholomew County that will generate enough energy to power the equivalent of more than 30,000 homes.

The contribution supports Turning Point’s mission to provide services to individuals and families affected by domestic violence.

Turning Point said in a statement “Swallowtail Solar Project’s commitment to being a good neighbor in the community and supporting public safety aligns with Turning Point’s vision for a healthier community. Their generosity exemplifies the spirit of corporate social responsibility and emphasizes the importance of partnerships between businesses and nonprofit organizations to create positive change.”

“We are grateful to the Swallowtail Solar Project for their commitment to building safer tomorrows for our community,” said Turning Point President Whittney Loyd. “This contribution will directly impact the lives of survivors and help continue Turning Point’s vital work of providing supportive resources and advocacy to those affected by domestic and dating violence.”

The donation supports critical services including emergency shelter, crisis intervention, legal advocacy and youth domestic violence prevention programs.

“The Swallowtail team appreciates all of the admirable work Turning Point does in Bartholomew County, and we are pleased to support the agency as they continue to make a significant impact,” said Jemma King, Development Project Manager at Arevon. “Arevon looks forward to advancing the development of Swallowtail Solar Project and continuing our community giving program in Bartholomew County. We look forward to being part of the community and providing clean, cost-effective energy.”

Turning Point is a Columbus-based nonprofit agency serving survivors of intimate partner violence in Bartholomew, Brown, Decatur, Jackson, Johnson, and Shelby County. More information about Turning Point is available at

Though formal plans for Swallowtail Solar Project have not been formally scheduled for public review, Arevon’s plans posted online call for a solar installation across hundreds of acres of agricultural land east of County Road 425E and generally between County Roads 200N and 400N.

More information about the Swallowtail Solar project is available at