Light shines bright on college solar project

Some of the state’s brightest political, academic and entrepreneurial stars converged on a picturesque pasture in Middlebury on Tuesday morning, but it was the sun that stole the show.

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)

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: 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)

Letter to the editor: Solar site seen as innappropriate

John Flowers recently reported on a 5MW solar farm and 2MW battery storage facility proposed by Middlebury College, Encore Renewable Energy and Green Mountain Power to be located on one of Middlebury’s most beloved recreational roads, South Street Extensi … (read more)

New South St. Ext. site picked for solar farm

MIDDLEBURY — Middlebury College and Encore Renewable Energy have shifted the proposed location of a 5-megawatt solar farm that would be built off South Street Extension, spurring objections from around a dozen people who turned out at an Oct. 24 informati … (read more)