RIC Energy back with another solar proposal in Knox
Noah Zweifel reports in the Altamont Enterprise that a solar project in the southern Albany County town of Knox that was narrowly blocked earlier this year is back, in a nearby location. The original proposal failed before the Knox Planning Board when member Debra Nelson, who would have cast the deciding vote to approve the project, when a family emergency pulled her away from the vote. The project's developers, RIC Energy, said they learned from the first defeat. “We received a lot of feedback from the town planning board,” RIC project manager Christopher Ross said, “and so we did look for another site better suited for solar based on that feedback. It did not fall on deaf ears; let’s put it that way,” he said of the criticism. Now the company wants to build a five-megawatt solar facility at 1953 Thompsons Lake Road, on a 66-acre parcel that is currently open fields and shrubland. Read more about this story in the Altamont Enterprise.