“An open house on the Mill Point Solar Project proposed by ConnectGen became an impromptu sit-down between residents and developers to discuss the project and answer questions.
ConnectGen hosted a pair of open house sessions on the proposed solar project in the barn at Eion’s Hideaway Pavilion on Wednesday, one in the afternoon and another in the evening, to best accommodate all interested residents. The developer plans to hold at least one additional public meeting later this year to gather feedback from the community as plans are finalized.
The 250-megawatt solar power generation facility proposed for construction in Glen was announced in 2020 by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority as one of 21 large-scale solar projects selected statewide to meet New York’s goal of getting 70% of the its power from renewable energy sources by the end of the decade.
The solar panel farm would span approximately 2,000 acres of land, and would be capable of supplying power to approximately 65,000 homes. Informational boards were posted throughout the barn with project representatives nearby to answer residents’ questions and accept feedback on the plans.
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Onyon, Ashley. The Recorder 11 August 2021.