“Less than two months after abruptly pulling its application for a 1,000-acre solar power plant in rural southern Culpeper County, North Carolina-based Strata Solar is back with a resubmittal of the same-sized project, but split into three phases of construction over three years.
Despite facing strong community opposition to the original proposal, developers of the 149-megawatt Maroon Solar facility near Raccoon Ford resubmitted the revised conditional use application to Culpeper County on Wednesday. Strata development consultant Dave Stoner said in a teleconference call Thursday with the Star-Exponent and colleague Louis Iannone that the changes were made in response to feedback from the county planning commission and neighbors.
Many comments were heard in November at initial review in regard to the power plant’s impact on the rural viewshed, natural resources and historic nature of the remote area near the Rapidan River bisected by the Dominion Remington-Gordonsville 230kV transmission line.”
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Champion, Allison Brophy. Culpepper Star-ExponentRapidan River 21 January 2021.