Big solar farm pitched in Rowan County
China Grove Solar is proposing a 428-acre solar farm in western Rowan County to would include a 65-megawatt system. The county’s 12 previous solar system proposals have ranged in size from about 1 megawatt to 7 megawatts. The Solar Energy Industries Association says one megawatt of electricity in North Carolina is enough to power 100 to 150 homes. The Rowan County Commission is expected to discuss the plan today. It has received opposition from local property owners.