Thursday, May 17, 2012

Dartmouth Residents to Consider Amending Solar by Law Tuesday

The town's hot-button solar issue will take the spotlight Tuesday, as Town Meeting considers whether to block large-scale solar farms from residential zones.
Land owner Peter Hawes,
left, and Borrego Solar
senior project manager
Joe Harrison on the solar
farm off Old Reed
Road in Dartmouth.

Sponsored by 200 petitioning voters under the organization of Colleen and Joseph Noseworthy and Gloria Bancroft, the article applies only to ground-mounted solar installations with an output of 250 kilowatts or larger.

Under a bylaw passed last June, these projects are allowed "as of right," without requiring a special permit, in all town zoning districts.

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