Proposed solar farm would power about 1,200 homes, would be utility's largest

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Green Mountain Power and a solar power firm are proposing to build the utility's largest solar farm, in eastern Vermont.

The utility and groSolar want to construct a 4.9-megawatt solar farm on 50 acres of open space just south of the Southeast State Correctional Facility in Windsor.

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GMP spokeswoman Kristin Carlson says the solar arrays would generate enough electricity to power about 1,200 homes.

But town officials tell The Valley News ( they want to know more about how the project fits in with a proposed management plan for land surrounding the prison. Additionally, birders have expressed concerns that open field habitats necessary for birds might be removed.

A complete proposal will be filed this summer, which will then be reviewed. Construction is planned for next summer.


Information from: Lebanon Valley News,