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Greenville holds public hearing on first Cypress Creek project

Nov 07, 2017 7:45 am

Anthony Fiducia is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media the town of Greenville recently held its first hearing to receive public comment on one of the community solar farm sites proposed by Cypress Creek Renewables. At the public hearing, residents of Freehold expressed concerns about construction, potential burning at the site, the visual and sound impact of the facility and the potential effect on property values. The company intends to spend $15 million to build seven community solar farms in Greenville, Cairo, Coxsackie and Catskill. Cypress Creek says the project will create 200 construction jobs and generate $1 million in local tax revenue. There are two project applications currently under review in Greenville. The company has proposed a 2-megawatt solar facility in Freehold that can power 300 to 500 homes. The electricity produced at the facility from solar sources would be sold locally within the Central Hudson service area. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.