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State Rejects ‘Eyesore’ Complaints About Proposed “Community Solar” Farm

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Despite the objections of some Shelby County residents, LG&E and KU Energy are moving forward with plans to construct Kentucky's second "community solar" farm. 

The Courier-Journal reports that the Kentucky Public Service Commission has rejected complaints about the proposed 35-acre, 4-megawatt solar farm's proposed location and granted the utility's request to offer a new sun-powered option to electricity customers.

Residents had said the 12,000 solar panels along Interstate 64 would be an "eyesore."

PSC Executive Director Talina Matthews wrote in an order posted online Friday that the commission doesn't have jurisdiction over its location because the facility will produce less than 10 megawatts of power.

Community solar allows customers to pay into a solar array and receive credit on their bills for electricity generated from the solar panels.

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