The Eagle-Tribune is reporting this morning that a proposal is on the table to build what would be New England’s largest solar energy farms in an area off Interstate 93. The proposal looks to install 18,000 solar panels across approximately 17.7 acres off South Street in Andover, according to Kale Inoue, chief financial officer of Talmage Solar Engineering, Inc., a Maine-based company hired by SunGen of Newton to handle the project. The land parcels for consideration are part of the greater area targeted for development in conjunction with the Lowell Junction/Route 93 project. A hearing has been scheduled for June 2 before the Andover Zoning Board of Appeals. Neighbors and stakeholders in other projects will want to follow these proceedings. We will too. Stay tuned.
From the Eagle Tribune:
The vacant 47-acre site in Andover is between Interstate 93, the Shawsheen River and a National Grid electrical transmission corridor on the Tewksbury border, according to the application filed with the Zoning Board of Appeals. The ZBA has scheduled a public hearing on the proposed solar photovaltaic facility at 7 p.m. on June 2 at the Memorial Hall Library.
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