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For the wind: Charlottesville firm behind source of renewable energy option
C-VILLE Weekly Wednesday, August 09, 2017 at 9 a.m.

Despite the history of a failed wind farm in Highland County, a local renewable energy firm is on track to build the first one in Virginia.

Apex Clean Energy, which has 167 employees in Charlottesville, received a permit from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality in March to build Rocky Forge Wind, an array of up to 25 modern, slow-spinning, 550-foot-tall wind turbines on about 10,000 acres of private land in Botetourt County. The 75-megawatt farm will produce enough energy to power up to 20,000 homes annually.

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