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Greenville passes commercial solar regulations

Jul 09, 2016 3:53 pm
Greg Hudson reports in The Daily Mail that Greenville passed a law to amend the town's zoning code to include regulations of commercial solar farms. Because of a recent state law change, commercial solar providers are talking to homeowners about setting up large commercial solar arrays on their property. “We had guidelines in our zoning about residential solar, but nothing for commercial,” Town Supervisor Paul Macko said. “This is much larger-scale than what people are allowed to put on their roofs.... Companies want to have access to 5, 10, 15, sometimes 20 acres of land to lease for solar harvesting.” The board voted 4-0 in favor of the new commercial regulations, with councilmen Richard Bear, John Benson, Greg Davis and supervisor Macko in favor and Councilman Ken Stern absent. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.