Utility Scale Solar
Large scale solar projects, ranging from several acres to thousands of acres in size, have become a major contributor to our nation's energy supply. Solar PV provides some of the lowest cost electricity in the United States and its use is rapidly expanding throughout the United States, including Kentucky. The Kentucky Public Service Commission shows 23 applications for merchant solar power plants filed since January 2020.
The following references can help you learn more about utility scale solar and its impacts on local communities, agriculture, and natural resources.
KCC Citizen Resource Guide on Large Scale Merchant Solar
Kentucky Conservation Committee, June 2021