Pulaski Co. Board passes permit for solar farm

Published: Jan. 25, 2021 at 10:15 PM EST
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PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - The Pulaski County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1-1 in favor of a recommendation for a special use permit for a new solar farm.

The recommendation advanced to the Board following a 4-2 vote by the Pulaski County planners during a vote on January 12.

The project gives farmers the option to lease their land to install solar panels and will take up about three percent of the total agricultural land in the county. The land itself will be leased for 35 years.

“I really feel that we have heard so much from the public for and against and neutral. Even under COVID conditions we’ve created an opportunity for folks to share their position on this and we respect their position,” said County Administrator Jonathan Sweet.

The project could begin as early as this spring

Click here for more on concerns that were presented by farmers.

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