What price solar? Flurry of applications raises questions in exurbs
Home to the Monticello nuclear power plant, Wright County long has helped keep the lights on in the nearby Twin Cities.
Now the exurban county has been swept up in the newest clean-energy movement — solar power — and some are uneasy about how that will alter the landscape, transforming farms and forests into fields of solar panels.
Seven solar facility sites have been approved in the past year, and two more are pending in the county of 131,000 on Hennepin County’s northwestern border.