Plug pulled on Dover Twp. solar project: Cost to transfer power to PPL too high: township – York Daily Record

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Dover Township will not get a second solar farm after all.

The project developer withdrew plans in February. Township manager Laurel Oswalt said the solar panels and its energy generation had to tie into the electric grid through PPL’s system. The cost associated with that was too much for the developer, Solar Renewable Energy, LLC, so the company withdrew the development plans.

The project would have brought the second solar farm to Dover in as many years. The first is currently being installed by Enel North America at Canal and Bull Roads. The road to approval for that project involved eight, hours-long hearings and input from dozens of community members, many of whom opposed the 600-acre solar farm being built.

The proposed site for a solar energy installation on Harmony Grove Road in Dover Township. That project has been abandoned.

Solar Renewable’s proposed solar farm, which would have been on 27 acres of land at 5370 Harmony Grove Road in Dover, received approval after only three hearings. While residents opposed that farm, too, it did not garner as much opposition as the first solar farm.

That land is zoned agriculture, Oswalt said, and it was back on the market and pending sale at the time of publication.

Solar Renewable did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

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