A new solar farm could be setting up shop in Taylorville. City leaders have been working on an ordinance for how to handle solar farms in the community, and now a business is looking at bringing a solar farm to Taylorville.
Fourth Ward Alderman Earl Walters has been working on the ordinance from its start at committee. He says it’s very early in the process, but this new solar farm could be built on the northwest side of the city.
Walters says solar power is an up-and-coming energy industry in Illinois.
Walters says the ordinance Taylorville is looking to put into place models Christian County’s ordinance recently enacted. He says although it is modeled after the county’s ordinance, there are still differences between the two.