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Phobos Solar Building Permit Approved

NASHVILLE — What is going to be the largest solar farm in Nash County was approved Monday by the Nash County Board of Commissioners, after extensive questioning about the noise level.

In the end, the board unanimously granted a conditional use permit to Phobos Solar to build an 80-megawatt facility at a 692-acre site northeast of the Samaria community, between Middlesex and Spring Hope.

The solar farm is going to be on the east side of N.C. 231, the south side of Frazier Road and both sides of parts of Prophecy, Old Nash and Valley roads. The electricity generated at the site is going to be sold to Duke Energy Progress.

The Nash County Technical Review Committee on June 28 recommended approval of Phobos Solar’s proposal. The Nash County Planning Board followed on July 15 by approving the proposal, with Phobos Solar agreeing to three revisions.

Phobos Solar agreed to a request by the owner of an adjacent home off Valley Road to move the proposed array of panels, the proposed inverter and the proposed access road farther from the house…

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