• Deadline nears for comment on project
    October 26,2013
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    BRATTLEBORO — Vermont’s Public Service Board has extended the comment period on a proposed 2-megawatt solar array for land along Interstate 91 in Brattleboro.

    But the town Select Board is still waiting to see if the PSB will allow a public hearing on the proposal by Winstanley Enterprises to install about 8,300 solar panels.

    The firm applied for a certificate of public good from the board and asked that the application be considered under a process that expedites the permitting comment period and limits the public input opportunities.

    The Brattleboro Reformer reported the Public Service Board set an Oct. 18 deadline for the interested parties to comment. After the town asked for the public hearing, the board extended the comment deadline to Monday.

    The Select Board, the Planning Commission and the public have been largely supportive of the project.

    There have been some comments made about the aesthetic impact of having more than 8,000 solar panels along the major highway into Vermont, but others have said the solar array should be highlighted to showcase Vermont’s commitment to renewable energy.
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