“Duanesburg town officials are considering replacing the town’s 2016 solar law with a new one that requires more measures be taken by applicants of projects.
Supervisor Roger Tidball said the new law would “tighten up” the 2016 law.
“In 2016 we were one of the first towns in the Capital District to have a solar law,” he said.
He said while the town got a lot of input on the 2016 law it didn’t cover everything it should have.
“Things have come to light that we didn’t think of back then,” he said.
The proposed law, which adds in new measures related to visibility of the solar panels and notification of solar projects, was the topic of a public hearing Thursday evening during the Town Board meeting.
Tiddball said before the meeting the new law would essentially act as an insurance policy for any future projects, even though the town currently doesn’t have the grid capacity for any other projects.”
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Briere, Shenandoah. Schenectady Gazette 11 June 2021.