Israel-based Doral Renewables LLC will Thursday break ground on the first phase of a massive solar project in Starke and Pulaski counties. When complete, Doral says the Mammoth Solar will be able to produce 1.3 gigawatts of clean energy.

Mammoth Solar will ultimately cover 13,000 acres of land. Ohio-based AEP Energy has already inked power purchase agreements for the first and second phases of the project.

The first phase of the project, known as Mammoth Solar I, is expected to be complete by the summer of 2023.

Governor Eric Holcomb and Indiana Secretary of Commerce Brad Chambers will be on hand for the groundbreaking ceremony, which is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. local time in Knox.