Champaign County Board committee OKs zoning change for solar farms

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Solar farms could soon become a reality in rural Champaign County.

On Thursday night, the county board’s Environment and Land Use Committee voted 4-0 to recommend amending the zoning ordinance to allow photovoltaic solar farms on certain agricultural properties. The amendment that was approved would require solar-farm companies to provide a letter of credit covering the eventual costs of decommissioning solar farms no longer in use.

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