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Second solar farm proposed for Gloucester

A second solar power generating facility for Gloucester County is being proposed to be built by Apex Clean Energy.

According to a public notice about the project, the solar farm in the Glenns area will have approximately 470,000 solar panels that will be affixed to either a fixed-tilt racking system or a single-axis tracking system, with a maximum height of 12 feet, generating enough energy to power up to 30,000 homes per year.

The project is located on approximately 1,800 acres of multiple privately-owned properties adjacent to Glenns Road and George Washington Memorial Highway. The subject property is zoned RC-1, which grants it permit-by-right status for utility-scale solar development in the county.

To proceed, the project needs to receive a permit from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, with public comment on the proposal being accepted starting this week.

“Should we receive the necessary approvals, our hope is that Carvers Creek Solar project will be c...

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