Campbell County residents file complaints about solar farm construction

Site issued dozens of violations and stop-work orders

Concerns over solar farm construction in Campbell County
Concerns over solar farm construction in Campbell County

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. – Campbell County residents have filed complaints saying that construction crews are damaging roadways near a new solar farm.

The farm sits on about 1,200 acres near Altavista. DEPCOM Power, an Arizona-based engineering and construction company, is the contractor for the project.

The construction is deteriorating parts of Leesville Road, according to those who live nearby.

Brian Stokes, the county’s environmental manager, said they’ve issued nearly two dozen violations and seven stop-work orders.

“They are at various states of completing the corrective actions in order to get those stop-work orders released,” said Stokes.

He told 10 News county officials are monitoring the conditions several times a week.

Full statement from DEPCOM Power:

“As the contracted engineering and construction firm for the Altavista Solar plant, DEPCOM Power is fully committed to being a good neighbor and community partner.

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