Solar fields are rejected

Charlotta Anderson, of Tisdale Road, holds a rock she said fell off a truck and landed in her yard. The truck was headed to a nearby solar construction site.

A groundswell of opposition from residents to a proposed solar energy development on former agricultural land led the Louisa County Board of Supervisors to reject the project at its Sept. 8 meeting.

The 703 acres of solar panels would have been on two sites, one at the corner of Waldrop Church and Tisdale roads and the other near Harris Creek Road. They would have bookended a 1,304-acre solar field the board approved in 2017, with most of the energy produced going to Dominion Energy to help it meet its statewide goals for solar production.


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