Mt. Olive Solar Project in question

The Mt. Olive Solar Project that was planned to provide solar energy in Russell County now seems to be in question.

Over the last several weeks, concerns have been raised about workers contracted to work on the site reportedly leaving.

Additionally, the project once appeared on Carolina Solar Energy’s website but details about the project were removed a few weeks ago.

PJM, the regional grid operator for East Kentucky Power, lists the project as suspended, but offers no further details.

Two other projects that the company promoted at the same time, one in Green County and the other in Taylor County, are also reported as suspended by PJM.

The project planned to utilize roughly 440 acres of farmland off Sano Road. Solar panels were going to be placed on the land to gather energy that would be sold back to power providers like East Kentucky Power Cooperative to generate electricity.

Work on the project was slated to begin last September and was estimated to take about one year.

WJRS News reached out to Carolina Solar Energy about the project multiple times, but representatives from the company have not responded.

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