There’s light at the end of the tunnel in Johnson County’s quest to set rules for utility-scale solar

Johnson County commissioners are on the verge of finalizing new regulations for large-scale solar farms. With the commission set to consider revised regulations at its June 6 meeting, a huge renewable energy project dawns.

The hotly contested debate began in 2020 after Florida-based NextEra Energy Resources LLC proposed a $450 million project west of Gardner. The original plan called for a 320-megawatt solar farm, along with battery storage facilities.

Versed mainly in residential solar projects,…


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