Amherst County, Virginia officials are proposing to cap such uses at either 50 acres or 10 megawatts of electricity generated in the zoning ordinance.

The discussion came after a Virginia Senate committee carried over for a year Senate Bill 567, a measure that would have taken oversight of 50-megawatt solar facilities out of local governing bodies’ review and into the purview of the State Corporation Commission.

“I don’t want to see solar panels all over the county. It looks like trash, it doesn’t look very good.” – Amherst County Supervisor David Pugh


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