Athens-based Third Sun Solar has been tapped to install more than 6,200 solar panels atop the Assurant Specialty Property buildings in Springfield as part of the company’s effort to save money and as part of its “launch of a bundled insurance program for commercial-scale solar installations,” Dayton Daily News reports. The $7 million, 1.76-megawatt project is expected to generate 1.9 million kilowatt hours of solar power annually, which is about a third of Assurant’s energy use, the article said. In addition, solar panels being installed near Urbana University’s football field will provide “a fifth of the university’s energy needs.” Cincinnati-based Melink Corp. is installing the 500-kilowatt solar array, which is expected to save “about $2 million over the 30-year lifespan of the project,” the article said. For more, read the full story here.