Augusta Solar LLC, under its parent company, Community Energy, has proposed to build a 125 megawatt solar power farm on in Lyndhurst and Stuarts Draft, Virginia. Our analysis of the project shows that the facility would strengthen the Augusta County economy. The Staunton News Leader reports that, “A wide analysis explored how the project would diversify the economy, increase the estimated tax revenue over the project's 35 year lease, create local jobs and spur spending within Augusta County. The report comes from Mangum Economics, a Richmond based firm that specializes in analyzing economic objectives to aid decision making.”

This follows Campbell County approval of the 80 megawatt Dragonfly Solar facility that we also analyzed, as reported by the News & Advance.