Four Mount Joy Township supervisors on Thursday deadlocked on motions to grant or deny a conditional use permit to the 75-megawatt solar project from NextEra Energy.
Utilities are slated to meet the final goal of buying 8 percent of their electricity from renewable sources, with half a percent coming from solar, by May 31.
The projects spread across six counties will add 191 megawatts of solar energy in the state, nearly double how much is produced statewide now.
With solar on the rise in Pa., some worry the panels will be harmful. Scientists say most fears have been disproven
Scientists say the outcomes of studies are not as well known as the initial concerns.
Solar developers proposed more than 200 projects in Pennsylvania in 2020. Many are slated for rural townships, which haven’t traditionally hosted energy projects.
Pennsylvania had 4,219 solar jobs in 2018 — a 10 percent increase over the previous year, the report found.