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One of the largest solar farms on the East Coast is set to be located in Somerset County.

The Somerset County has approved the plans by a Canadian firm to building a farms that will produce 150 megawatts of power just south of Princess Anne.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that the first phase of the project will set to begin in May of this year and will generate 75 megawatts of power.

Meanwhile, in Northampton County officials halted the plans for a large solar farm.

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New Castle County officials are ready to offer $6.6 million to two major landowners so they do not develop their farmland near Port Penn.

That’s despite the appraisal of a state agency that found that was too high for one of the farms.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that the county is now hoping to use money from a federal conservation program to cover the cost of the deal.

The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control recommended the outright purchase of just one farm was $1 million less.