The proposed solar farm in Spotsylvania, VA, is coming under close scrutiny, and the two proposed for Page County are under fire. Here are a slew of articles on them:
Welcome To Spotsylvania: The East Coast Battleground For Big Solar. The solar panels would be spread across 10 square miles, 1.8 million of them, soaking up the sun’s rays, transforming them into electricity and pumping that power into nearby transmission lines. It would be the largest solar farm east of the Rocky Mountains — and the fifth largest in the nation.
Free Lance-Star: Spotsylvania solar proposal one step closer to decision.
- Energy & Policy Institute: Major solar project in Spotsylvania targeted by climate skeptics, fossil fuel interests. There are many informative links in this article.
- PV-Magazine-USA: Fossils going hard after solar in Spotsylvania. Large scale solar power development is under attack by fossil fuel interests, with the Spotsylvania, Virginia project by sPower being focused on by right wing news websites and “think tanks”.
- sPower Fact Sheet: The company’s fact sheet is here.
- Page News and Courier: Planning commission votes down solar farms. The 10-member planning commission approved the recommendations Tuesday night in two 6-to-4 votes. Commissioners are additionally recommending that the renewable energy projects be deemed not in substantial accordance with the county’s comprehensive plan.
- Page News and Courier: New subcommittee works toward solar ordinance. The county’s work toward establishing a solar ordinance came to a temporary “standstill” last month as planning commission members await reappointment.