County’s largest solar array planned near Cloverdale

By Clark Mason, Press Democrat:

Cloverdale, one of Sonoma County’s perennial hot spots, is poised to harvest some of that plentiful sunshine.

A solar development company last week applied to install a three-megawatt photovoltaic system in the hills west of town, in what could be the largest solar array to date in Sonoma County.

The project is proposed on 20 acres off Kelly Road on an old wood waste dump, considered undesirable for farming or vineyards.

“This wouldn’t even make good pasture land,” said Craig Furber, whose family owns the property. “This is a wonderful use for it.”

The $12 million project is being proposed by Cenergy Power, a Modesto- and Carlsbad-based company that specializes in solar installations for agricultural uses, including pistachio, almond and fig processing facilities… Read more

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