The Town Council set a Jan.16 hearing date at its Monday meeting for a zoning ordinance amendment that would allow a solar energy station to be built on the site of a controversial gravel bank in Ashaway. The facility would be built and operated by Oak Square Partners of Boston.
The Zoning Board of Review on Thursday finally approved a 2.9-megawatt solar array off Jepson Lane.
The decision rendered after a three-hour-plus meeting resolved the matter, at least for the panel, that has been on its docket since January. The issuance of a special-use permit, needed because a solar array is not a listed use in the zoning ordinance, is a key step for the company installing it, Portsmouth Solar LLC, a subsidiary of Boston-based East Light Solar LLC.
Lee and Lenox hope a privately built solar energy project will help lower their municipal electric bills.
The neighboring towns' boards of selectmen have agreed on a plan to share a 20-year solar energy net meter-credit purchasing agreement if Willow Hill Road LLC builds a 2.6-megawatt solar array near Lee's capped landfill...
ATHOL — The situation has brightened for John Typadis and Sevag Khatchadourian, whose company’s proposal for a solar array in Athol was approved with conditions Wednesday in the third public hearing on the subject...
Regulations set for large solar projects
HOPKINTON — The Town Council has approved an ordinance regulating solar energy projects in large residential zones.
After discussing its options and hearing from the public at a Monday workshop, the council approved a planned unit development, or PUD ordinance, which will apply to commercial solar developments on parcels of 30 acres or greater. Private, non-commercial, residential solar projects will not be affected by the new regulations...