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Commissioners approve Rowan Co. solar farm project

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CLEVELAND, NC (WBTV) -

Rowan County Commissioners gave the green-light Monday to a five megawatt solar farm in the town of Cleveland.

Argand Energy Solutions, LLC requested a conditional use permit on behalf of Strata Solar, LLC to construct a 5 megawatt solar energy system at the 1300 block of Redmon Road. It expects to produce energy annually to feed 400 homes. 

A Monday afternoon commission meeting approved the project by a vote of 4-1.

The farm will site on approximately 30 acres, with a buffer planned along the northern edge to accommodate neighboring homes.

But Gerald Graham, who has lived on Redmon road for 28 years, is opposed to the project.

"I don't want to spend the rest of my life looking at a solar farm," Graham told WBTV.

Construction is slated to begin in late May, creating around 60 temporary jobs.  

Find out more about the project on WBTV news at 4:55 p.m.

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