December 7, 2023

County closed to future solar development


By Michael Williamson, Richwood Gazette

Union County has officially closed its door to large-scale solar projects in the area.

Commissioners voted this week to restrict all unincorporated land in the county to what the board termed “economically significant wind farms, large wind farms and large solar facilities.”

The decision came after years of discussion and delaying a vote, up to and including last month when the decision was delayed again until this week.

Commissioners said the decision was not easy, but given the number of projects in the area and dealings they’ve had with solar companies, they felt this was their only option.

“In spite of my…

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