Lancaster approves 18.5-acre solar facility off Old Salem Road

Jackie Nunnery

by Jackie Nunnery

LANCASTER—The Lancaster board of supervisors on Thursday, July 28, approved the 3-megawatt Sandale solar facility, 4-1.

The 18.5-acre project is on a 58-acre parcel off of Old Salem Road and includes 13 acres of vegetative buffers and setbacks and 27 acres fronting Old Salem Road that will remain in agriculture or silvicultural.

There were 15 conditions placed on the special exception request by Hexagon Energy, owners and operators of the project, ranging from submitting the required emergency response plan and stormwater management plan to conserving topsoil during construction. Hexagon also agreed to a $1,400 per megawatt revenue sharing plan that….

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