Judge rules another Rhode Island solar project may proceed

A solar power array in East Providence is seen in this April, 2016 file photo by Steve Klamkin WPRO News

RICHMOND, R.I. (AP) — A superior court judge has ruled that another solar energy project in Rhode Island may move forward, despite concerns of residents and the town about the site.

The Providence Journal reports that the judge overruled a vote by the zoning board of Richmond, Rhode Island, that would have stopped the development of a large solar project there.

The judge says members of the board wrongly concluded that the site did not comply with zoning regulations.

The town plans to appeal the decision.

Opponents of another solar energy project in Hopkinton, Rhode Island, lost their lawsuit to prevent that project from moving forward in June.