Solar Desert Deep-Sixed In Rural Virginia

Posted: December 2, 2020 by oldbrew in Energy, greenblob, News
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So the greenblob can’t always steamroller local opposition to its land-grabbing subsidy farms. The actual solar panels are not renewable or even recyclable.

PA Pundits - International

By Bonner Cohen, Ph.D. ~

For the second time in 15 months, residents of rural Culpeper County, Virginia have risen up against a proposed massive solar array project, forcing the would-be developers to withdraw their application to put the renewable energy facility in the county’s picturesque rolling farmlands.

North Carolina-based Strata Solar had planned to build the $200 million, 1,700-acre, 149 megawatts project on cleared timberland in southern Culpepper. The land on which the industrial-sized solar array was to be built was zoned agricultural in keeping with the rural character of the area.

Maroon Solar, the name the developer gave to the project, was supposed to be another step on the way to a “carbon-free” energy future, but local officials and nearby residents raised strong objections. The Culpepper County Board of Supervisors (BOS) evaluated the project and, on Nov. 12, held a well-attended, four-hour public hearing on a request by…

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Comments
  1. stpaulchuck says:

    energy per acre density about one 100th that of any conventional system and covering up the land so trees and flowers cannot grow and farmers cannot raise food. Thank goodness sanity prevailed.

  2. hunterson7 says:

    It’s interesting that the so-called “hillbillies” and “rednecks” can see through the faux green bs and stand up against it, while the urban educated can’t or won’t.

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