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Greenville adds new solar regulations

Nov 12, 2018 12:15 am
Andrea Macko reports in The Greenville Pioneer that the town of Greenville's new solar law mandates that solar power can't be the sole source of energy in the town. "The total commercial solar energy production in the Town of Greenville shall not exceed 75 percent of the existing total electric substation capacity," the amendments adopted Oct. 22 to the town‘s zoning law states. Greenville passed the new rules after a six-month solar moratorium. California-based Cypress Creek Renewables at one point had four projects proposed in Greenville, though now they have just three that each cover about 20 acres: Freehold Community Solar at 9775-9873 Route 32, Amberjack Solar at 10200-10225 Route 32, and an unnamed project at 227 East Red Mill Road. Many towns throughout the area have several solar projects before them, and several have imposed moratoriums to allow time to write new regulations. "Solar is here to stay," said Supervisor Paul Macko, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently announced $40 million for solar projects that integrate energy storage. Read the full story in The Greenville Pioneer.
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