County shines on solar farm
May 23, 2018
With a unanimous vote from the Sweetwater County Commissioners, the county will now be the first in the state to have a solar farm.
The Commissioners recently approved a conditional use permit for Sweetwater Solar LLC for a utility scale solar energy project for three to 3o years. The property is located on Bureau of Land Management, Rock Springs Grazing Association, BLM/BOR transmission line land and is located along Highway 372 about 7 1/2 miles northwest of the intersection of Interstate 80 and Peru Hill. The land is currently zoned agriculture and will be constructed on about 638 acres...