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Hexagon Energy returns with request for solar farm on Rodgers Chapel Road

SoVaNow.com / March 11, 2019
Hexagon Energy, which filed an unsuccessful application last year to build the Stagecoach solar field in the Nathalie area, is back with a new request for a solar farm, this time on Rodgers Chapel Road near the Mount Laurel community.

Piney Creek Solar LLC, a subsidiary of Hexagon, is proposing to build a 75-megawatt facility on 778 acres on Rodgers Chapel Road. The site is owned by Black Walnut Land Timber Company LLC, which plans to log the property before selling it for solar energy development.

A permit application on file at the Halifax County Planning Office states that the solar array would take up about 415 acres of the total 778 acres, leaving the rest for scenic buffer and other purposes.

Halifax County Planner Detrick Easley said Wednesday that he has heard from two other prospective solar developments, but no permit applications have yet been filed. One of the proposed projects would go on Mountain Road, about five miles west of Route 57 near Swain Road, on property owned by Jane Confroy of Halifax.

The other is being eyed for East Hyco Road, on land owned by Glenn Ratliff, Easley said.

“We haven’t had anything filed, just conversation,” said Easley.



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Every Taxpayer who wants solar needs to call their Board Member and voice support. Walt Disney World in Florida just completed installation of a new 270-acre solar facility that now provides clean energy to their resort. This is what is needed in Southern Virginia and Halifax County in order to attract businesses. The best part is that private industry will build them & the County will get tax revenue. This is a WIN-WIN and a tool in the toolbox for economic development and to end dependence on fossil fuels. The taxes from these sites could even be earmarked to go directly to school funding! William Bryant Claiborne, Stanley Brandon, and Hubert Pannell understand the need for business and growth. Thank those gentleman next time you see them for supporting solar and vote those who oppose solar out of office come November.


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