The town’s attorney recommends continuing to fight one project, but not opposing another proposed by the same developer.
The developer has hired a canvasser to conduct a door-to-door survey of local support for the solar arrays proposed in Bennington.
The company has offered a revised site plan and $200,000 if the town drops its opposition. Nearby residents say officials should continue the fight to avoid setting a precedent about ignoring town plans.
Regulators agreed with opponents’ argument that it would have detracted from the view from atop the mountain in Charlotte, where a popular state park is located.
The 5 megawatt project – once the biggest proposed in the state – will qualify as net-metered due to special legislative language. Towns, schools and colleges will be customers.
Bennington County is the first in Vermont with an energy plan for siting wind, solar and other projects.
Construction is slated to begin next month on a 5.7-megawatt solar array in Grand Isle that will be the largest in the state that’s selling its energy within Vermont, according to the developer. Gregg Beldock, CEO of Shelburne-based Bullrock Corp., said at least one larger solar installation has received a permit in Vermont, but he […]
Net-metering credits are expected to save $25,000 to $30,000 a year for Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and the town. A third project is to benefit Mount Snow resort.
More than $358,000 in grants will go toward renewable energy. The new program is funded by money Entergy has paid into the state’s Clean Energy Development Fund.
News Release — VEIC April 6, 2017 Contact: Jeff Buell [email protected] 802-540-7662 Roundtable discussion highlights importance of findings to Vermont stakeholders April 6, 2017 – Burlington, VT – Solar stakeholders, market participants, and policy experts were invited today to explore the findings of a recently released study that identifies what it will take for Vermont […]
The state recently approved an 88.5 acre solar array in Ludlow, clearing the path for Ranger Solar to pursue large-scale projects in four central and northern Vermont towns.
Coolidge Solar in Ludlow and Cavendish will benefit the state and not have “undue adverse impacts,” the PSB said. It will be four times the size of the biggest solar array currently operating.
Sanders toured Green Mountain Power’s Solar City operation. The utility can now store solar energy through state-of-the-art control systems that enable the utility to tap power at times of high demand.
A legislative committee determined that regulators overstepped with a new rule on net metering. Now the PSB will say how it plans to respond, while lawmakers consider an end-run.