GRAND ISLE, Vt. (AP) — Construction on one of Vermont's largest solar projects is underway.

The Burlington Free Press reports (http://bfpne.ws/2fEup8M ) workers at the Dreamwalker Solar Farm continue to dig trenches and lay pipe three weeks after breaking ground on the Grand Isle property. Bullrock Corp. will exclusively provide energy for the state through a co-op with Vermont Electric Cooperative.

According to Bullrock CEO Gregg Beldock, the 18,000-panel solar installation will provide power to about 1,000 homes. Andrea Cohen, government affairs manager for the co-op, says the project will address a healthy demand from the Lake Champlain Islands.

The owners of the Dreamwalker Farm property, Jocelyn Dubuque and her husband Pete Johnson, remain optimistic about the solar project despite public concern from neighbors.

Officials hope to complete the project by year-end.

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Information from: The Burlington Free Press, http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com