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By Teresa Simpson
Whitman County Gazette 

Solar farm proposal presented to planning commission

Vesper states project would bring $14.8 million tax revenue over lifetime


December 14, 2023

COLFAX — Vesper Energy, a company located in Dallas, Texas, gave a presentation to the Whitman County Planning Commission on Wednesday, Dec. 6., about plans for a solar farm in Whitman County.

The company is looking at 560 acres for the project and plans a 100-megawatt solar farm with lithium-ion battery storage for over five to ten acres.

Vesper Energy Community Affairs Manager Alex Rohr said that the project, called Daystar Renewable Energy, is a solar and energy storage project.

“The goal would be to have 100 megawatts of solar and 100 megawatts of storage,” Rohr said, noting that...

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