Wednesday, October 17th

Congratulations are in store for Solar Working Group member Keare’s Electrical Contracting, who this week received final approval for the Coatesville Solar Initiative project.

“The proposed 7.2-megawatt solar farm on 46 acres was unanimously approved Thursday night, ending an 18-month process that resulted in numerous developer concessions.

The proposed farm was approved with more than 30 conditions, and individuals on every side of the issue praised the process.

“I think it’s a great day for Caln Township, Coatesville and the whole region,” developer Harry “Bob” Keares said Thursday following the decision. “We have gone through a lot of learning processes in order to learn the concerns of the residents. But as a resident of Chester County, I couldn’t be happier for the county right now.”

Throughout the process, the developers changed the proposed plan to accommodate concerns from both the township as well as neighboring residents. The buffers on the property were widened, the stormater management system was increased and the developers will provide public water for neighboring residents.”

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