With a resolution on a wind farm in DeWitt County in sight, the DeWitt County Board approved an ordinance for solar energy in the county.
County Board member Terry Ferguson indicates this is something the RPC and ZBA have worked on for a year now and it was quite a process because of how complex solar energy can be.
Ferguson feels solar energy could be a source of renewable energy that continues to grow. He feels it is friendly to landowners and non-participating landowners.
The state has a lottery for who gets a solar garden, something the County has been approached with recently. With the ordinance being updated, a solar garden or commercial sized field could be built in DeWitt County.