Georgia city leaders reject plan for 8,000-panel solar farm
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.
Information from: WALB-TV, http://www.walb.com/