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CHARLES TOWN – Two years ago Kabletown farmer Stanley Dunn asked the Jefferson County Planning Commission to consider changing the county’s zoning ordinances to allow large-scale industrial solar energy collection facilities to operate on county farmland. 

Dunn said he was considering leasing some of his family’s farmland off Kabletown Road for an international renewable energy company to operate what would be the first so-called industrial solar farm in Jefferson County. 

That project emerged as the $125 million, 795-acre Wild Hill Solar project near Mount Hammond Lane, a venture with several adjacent rural property owners. The 78-megawatt generating project touched off multiple rounds of public discussions, formal hearings, official votes and re-votes, at least two civil lawsuits and an appeal to the West Virginia Supreme Court.

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