No. To minimize the amount of earth that must be disturbed and graded, Red Brick Solar will be designed to be built on the flattest portions of the project site. In addition, the land beneath and around the solar panels will be planted in grasses, which will help stabilize the soil and prevent runoff.
At Red Brick, existing laws require the solar project receive state approval of a stormwater management plan that ensures no excess sediment or water volume is allowed to flow into nearby waterways or neighboring properties. This Erosion and Sediment Control Plan will be designed in accordance with the Commonwealth’s standards, the Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Handbook, and the Lunenburg County Erosion and Sediment Control Ordinance (Chapter 42, Article II).