Bristol dump could get solar array

BRISTOL — The Acorn Energy Co-op, which has successfully completed two community solar projects in Addison County, believes it has identified a great site for a third: the former Bristol landfill. If given the green light, the 500 kilowatt project would consist of 1,862 solar panels, 400 watts each, and cover slightly more than 2 acres, according to the Co-op’s proposal. “This (sort of array) would be helpful for residents who either don’t have a roof that faces anywhere near south, or have trees blocking o … (read more)

Shoreham community array comes online

SHOREHAM — After years of delays, the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Acorn Energy Solar 2 (AES2), the community solar project developed by the Acorn Renewable Energy Co-op of Middlebury, was held on Saturday, March 14, at 869 Watch Point Road in Shoreham. In … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Solar array OK is a good move

I was pleased to see that both the Middlebury Planning Commission and selectboard have approved Middlebury College’s proposal for a solar array on South Street Extension. The Planning Commission gave its approval on condition that the college improve the … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Solar array should be integrated on campus

A note per the airing of the 30 acre solar project in the middle of a field off of South Street Extension:  This site is by far the least expensive site when it comes to neighbors and the number of folks that might see it if they were not heading out Sout … (read more)

Middlebury board signs off on controversial solar array

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Tuesday voted 5-2 to endorse a controversial, 5-megawatt solar farm pitched for Middlebury College-owned land off South Street Extension, a project that will soon be reviewed by the Vermont Public Utilities Commi … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Solar editorial was off mark

I normally read Greg Dennis’s opinion pieces with a wry smile, impressed by his ability to poke fun both at himself and others in a light manner. But not this time. Yes, partly it was because Greg in the guest editorial in Monday’s newspaper was skewering … (read more)

Guest editorial: Support for proposed Middlebury solar site

It’s the season of joy and light. And among the most heartening local developments this year has been the proposal for a greatly needed solar energy field off South Street Extension in Middlebury.  Yet a small, vocal group of people warn us that we should … (read more)

Middlebury officials urged to reject college’s solar plan

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard on Dec. 17 will decide whether to endorse the proposed location of a 5-megawatt solar farm off South Street Extension, a plan that has generated considerable opposition from neighbors and those who routinely walk th … (read more)

Letter to the editor: Golf course could host solar farm

Has any consideration been given to siting the prospective solar array on the Middlebury College golf course? Think about the benefits for the environment — no more constant mowing, which pollutes our air half of the year, and no more pesticide and fertil … (read more)

Letter to the editor: College energy goals laudable; array site is not

As a geology professor at Middlebury College I am proud to be involved with the “Energy2028” initiative that seeks to switch entirely to renewable energy and reduce overall energy consumption at the college by 25 percent. A major part of reaching 100 perc … (read more)

Solar project to face more town scrutiny

MIDDLEBURY — The Middlebury selectboard wants the local planning commission to review a 5-Megawatt solar array that’s being planned for Middlebury College-owned land off South Street Extension. The plan has generated widespread criticism from neighbors an … (read more)