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FARMING THE SUN

A line crew works on an area along Railroad Avenue last week to prepare for a new solar farm that will be built nearby. Six solar farms are going in at sites in Malheur County. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell)

By Pat Caldwell
Malheur Enterprise

VALE – Work on six solar projects at six sites in Malheur County is in full swing.

“They are of various sizes. Really depends on the topography,” said Alvin Scott, Malheur County planning director.

The combined projects are being developed under the auspices of Pasadena, Calif.-based The Coronal Group, at locations near Ontario, Owyhee Junction, the Vale Airport, and Trenkle Hill, along Railroad Avenue, and between Cairo Junction and Nyssa.

Swinerton Renewable Energy is the . . .