Solar farm planned for Randleman area

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RANDLEMAN, N.C. — The Randleman area may soon be the new home of a solar farm that would provide energy to around 700 families, according to the Courier-Tribune in Asheboro.

The Courier-Tribune reported that on Tuesday, Randolph County Planning Board members voted to recommend approval for a rezoning request that 43.98 acres at 4477 Wall Brothers Road in New Market township be rezoned from residential agricultural to rural industrial overlay, conditional use.

The proposed rezoning would allow the development of a 5 megawatt solar farm and once completed, would generate enough energy to power between 600-700 average Carolina family homes for a year.

Construction will not begin immediately. The board’s recommendation will go before county commissioners for final consideration on Nov. 3.

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