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Questions to ask when reviewing a solar application:
What is the street address of the project?
What is the square footage or acreage of the solar site?
What is the square footage or acreage of the leased site?
What is the square footage or acreage of the parcel?
What are the dimensions of the fence?
What are GPS coordinates for the fence corners?
What locations are identified in the visual analysis?
Is the visual analysis from within the site or from the neighboring properties?
Is visual analysis provided in summer (leaf on) and in winter (leaf off)?
Is there a presentation board depicting the interconnection point and the impact of the utility company power poles at the access road?
What is the capacity of the battery storage?
Are battery locations identified?
Is the electric storage system clearly explained?
Are annual safety classes provided to the first responders?
Does the access road comply with state fire code? (NYS Fire code is 26 feet wide)
Distance to nearest water source?
Do you have all specification sheets for all equipment?
Will the contractor be allowed to substitute equipments and under what conditions?
Where are the locations of the inverter and transformer?
What are sound and noise disturbances for each piece of equipment?
How is data being transmitted to the internet?
Will herbicides and pesticides be used?
Where does the contractor obtain water for site work and dust abatement?
Where does the maintenance company obtain water to clean the panels?
Do the drawings show all neighboring parcels, buildings and roads?
Have the neighbors been notified?
When were the neighbors notified?
Has the developer provided all marketing material?
Is the project site address included in the market material?
Has the developer provided a resume?
Have you googled the developer and learned all that you can?
Is the parcel being divided so the laws and regulations can be circumnavigated?
Distance to the next solar or wind power plant?