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Georgia city leaders reject plan for 8,000-panel solar farm

June 30, 2019

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Leaders of a southwest Georgia city have rejected plans to build a solar farm containing 8,000 solar panels near a residential neighborhood.

WALB-TV reports residents of the Country Club Estates neighborhood in Albany were relieved after the city commission struck down the proposed project Wednesday.

Jasmine Williams said the proposed 25-acre (10-hectare) solar farm would have been located just a few steps from her home. She worried increased traffic in the area during construction would have disturbed her “quiet neighborhood.”

Other residents had told commissioners they were concerned a solar farm would disrupt surrounding wildlife. Some suggested relocating the project to a less populated area of Albany.

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Information from: WALB-TV, http://www.walb.com/

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