You are here:  Home  >  Energy and Environment  >  Current Article

Applications for solar facilities in Pinal County to be processed quicker in proposed change

Posted by   /  October 2, 2019  /  No Comments

    Print       Email
Bonnybrooke, Apple’s 50-megawatt photovoltaic solar power plant in Pinal County. / Salt River Project / Queen Creek Independent

By Richard H. Dyer | Queen Creek Independent

Allowing solar photovoltaic energy production facilities of up to 640 acres to be processed as a non-major comprehensive plan amendment is to be discussed Oct. 17 by the Pinal County Planning and Zoning Commission.

Non-major amendments can be considered at any time of the year, while major amendments are heard once per calendar year, according to the comprehensive plan.

Increased applications for utility-grade solar facilities prompted the need for the change, according to a Pinal County Planning and Development Services document.

The change will “Help process the applications faster rather than wait for one year as non-major amendments happen over the year reducing wait time for applicants,” it states.


    Print       Email

Leave a Reply

You might also like...

For-rent homes business model sees boost from COVID-19

Read More →