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Solar project moving forward in Park County

Posted at 6:50 PM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-16 00:00:54-05

PARK COUNTY — A two-year solar project in Park County is now moving forward.

The county held a virtual meeting Tuesday to present the details of the South Park Solar Preserve to the public.

The project is designed to integrate solar energy into homes in the county while also setting aside hundreds of acres for wildlife conservation.

The original proposal set aside 600 acres but county residents voiced concerns about the areas pronghorn population.

"We've added a conservation program where we have committed to Colorado open lands to conserve an additional one hundred and forty-eight acres off site of key pronghorn winter habitat. So these are the steps that we have taken," Daniel Dus of Adani Solar USA said.

The project is expected to generate millions of dollars in revenue for Park County and bring job growth to the area.