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Supreme Court reverses regulator's decision on New Haven solar array

Posted on August 31, 2017 |
By Gaen Murphree



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NEW HAVEN — The Vermont Supreme Court has reversed a key permit for a solar array off Route 7 in New Haven and ordered the state utilities regulator to reconsider the matter.

In a unanimous decision issued last Friday, the court ordered the Public Utilities Commission to consider town comments it had deemed to be filed too late and to hold a technical hearing on an interconnection issue in its reconsideration of the solar power project.

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Basin Harbor solar heads back to court

Posted on June 1, 2017 |
By Andy Kirkaldy



FERRISBURGH — A solar array erected on Basin Harbor Club property and opposed by some neighbors, particularly on nearby Mile Point Road, is headed for the second time to Vermont Supreme Court.

Neighbor Mary McGuire and her family are appealing to the Supreme Court an April 24 Public Service Board (PSB) denial of McGuire’s Motion for Reconsideration.

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Solar project gets approval in Brandon

Posted on May 8, 2017 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



BRANDON — The Brandon selectboard has given its blessing to another solar project in town.

Mike Norris of Norris Brothers Solar Development of New Haven appeared before the board on April 24 to request a letter of support for a 500-kilowatt solar array on 3.75 acres next to the Smoke Rise Quarry off Route 7 north of downtown.

Norris said he and his brother Pete started the solar company three years ago with the goal of building smaller, 150- to 500-kilowatt solar projects.

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Weybridge solar plan draws major opposition

Posted on December 19, 2016 |
By John Flowers



WEYBRIDGE — Developers of a 4.99-megawatt solar farm proposal for Weybridge invited neighbors to a Dec. 14 forum to get a sense of how the project might be received.

A vast majority of the 40 townspeople who showed up at the gathering at their local elementary school didn’t mince their words. They don’t want it, fearing that the solar farm — which would be one of the biggest in the state and the first ever pitched in Weybridge — would affect their views and property values.

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Field Days Road site in New Haven raises key solar issues

Posted on September 26, 2016 |
By Gaen Murphree



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NEW HAVEN — About 30 Vermonters paced across a pasture off Field Days Road last Monday, looking at sightlines, scanning for orange flags marking boundaries, and trying from various perspectives to reimagine the 27 acres as the site of a 2.2MW solar development.

In the 16 months since Green Peak Solar LLC filed for permission from the Vermont Public Service Board, the Next Generation Solar Farm project has generated plenty of controversy.

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Towns' role in solar siting is debated as House takes up bill

Posted on April 7, 2016 |
By John Flowers



WEYBRIDGE — Many Addison County residents will be closely watching the Vermont House as it fields a proposed law aimed at giving communities more input in the siting of solar arrays.

Bill S.230, endorsed by the state Senate last Thursday by a 22-3 tally, encourages communities to develop energy sections within their respective town plans that specify their solar siting priorities and specific locations within their borders where renewable energy projects could be sited.

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SunCommon withdraws plan for solar array in Cornwall

Posted on December 21, 2015 |
By John Flowers



CORNWALL — SunCommon has decided to withdraw its application for a proposed solar array off West Street in Cornwall, citing setback issues and a state-mandated archaeological review of the project site.

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New Haven resident pitches solar park idea

Posted on November 17, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



NEW HAVEN — As New Haven sorts through more than a dozen solar projects proposed in town, a resident has an idea that he says would mollify the siting concerns of neighbors and also allow solar firms to make the best use of the town’s abundance of flat, open farmland.

Residents have raised concerns about the Public Service Board approving one-acre, 150-kilowatt solar arrays to be built in residential areas, often a stone’s throw from their homes. Some say they’re ugly, while others are concerned that nearby arrays will devalue their property.

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