Plans to develop photo voltaic power fields in Columbiana County have been placed on maintain till additional discover. The Canadian-based firm, Kensington Solar, has withdrawn its utility to finish the undertaking.

A number of acres of land had been leased a number of years in the past in hopes of including 300,000 panels throughout Franklin Township.

Despite the defeat of this main undertaking, county commissioners say they’re happy with the choice to drag the plug.

County commissioner Mike Halleck mentioned the corporate’s resolution drew sturdy opposition from county leaders and residents.

“When you’re taking [the land of] 200-year-old household farms, an previous one-room schoolhouse, or the neighborhood’s previous Catholic church buildings, have some historic worth. […] and there is concern about that,” Halleck mentioned.

The commissioners aren’t against photo voltaic power in precept, however they don’t really feel assured within the plans — or lack thereof– introduced by the Canadian firm.

“What occurs in case you get hundreds of those panels everywhere they usually break? You’re messing with the land and the animals. There are a variety of points.” Halleck advised 21 News.

21 The information reached Kensington Solar, however didn’t hear again.