Rockingham County leaders hear proposed guidelines for solar energy in the county

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, VA. (WHSV) – Since January, a committee has been studying what solar power would look like in Rockingham County.

On Wednesday afternoon, the seven parishioner committee held its first joint working session with the Rockingham County Planning Commission and the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors.

“This is simply a working session to digest the work the committee has done over the past few months and then determine what the next steps would be,” said Rhonda Cooper, director of community development for the county.

The committee examined different requirements for floor-mounted solar systems.

“Much thought has been put into trying to respect both the people in the community, the tourists, and the people who have the land,” said Cooper.

The solar energy could be used by the Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative and Dominion Energy along with smaller locations such as homes and farms.

More information on the proposals can be found here.

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