“The Town Board has adopted a six-month moratorium on large-scale commercial solar energy development to give town officials time to consider whether changes are needed to the solar law it adopted in 2016.
The unanimous action, taken at a Town Board meeting Thursday, comes amid opposition to two five-megawatt solar arrays proposed by Eden Renewables on Duanesburg Road. Those projects are already approved, though the approval is being challenged in court.
There are no other solar applications pending.
A moratorium would give town officials time to look at questions not addressed in the town’s 2016 solar energy law, including how to guarantee there will be money for decommissioning solar arrays at the end of their useful life, and how to address concerns residents have raised about size and density of commercial-scale solar facilities.”
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Williams, Stephen. Schenectady Gazette 10 January 2020.