State Politics

January 15, 2016 2:04 PM

Solar panels permanently ‘ruin’ farmland, NC senator says

Sen. Bill Cook: ‘Once farmland is converted to use for solar farms, it’s not coming back’

Solar energy experts say that concern is overblown

Solar farms occupy about 0.036 percent of the state’s 8.4 million acres of agricultural land

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