Work on a 640-acre solar farm near Coggon may soon be underway after a Linn County District Court judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit brought against the Board of Supervisors by a family who lives near the planned project.
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Instead of 12 months as proposed, the moratorium would last three months and the supervisors would have the option of extending it by resolution. During the moratorium, approved solar projects could continue, but the county would not accept applications for new utility-scale solar projects.
By Sarah Bowman, Indianapolis Star; Brittney J. Miller, The Gazette; and Joshua Rosenberg, The Lens
News Sep. 15, 2022 1:25 pm142d ago
Researchers want to know how co-locating solar and crops could benefit farmers and be a salve to a growing strain in the Corn Belt, where rural residents and towns are pushing back on solar projects that can often take farmland out of production.
As Iowa utility companies seek to make solar power a bigger part of the energy mix — spurred by the need to limit greenhouse gases to reduce the impacts of climate change — proposed solar installations have grown in size and number, causing more concerns from neighbors.