Info meeting for Rowe solar plan today at 6:30
ROWE — The first of two information meetings about a 36-acre solar farm proposal takes place today at 6:30 p.m., at the Rowe Camp and Conference Center.
By month’s end, Seaboard Solar LLC will be submitting a special permit application to the Rowe Planning Board for what could be the largest solar installation in Massachusetts.
The proposal calls a solar array that can produce 6 megawatts of electricity, using tilted racks of solar photovoltaic panels, to be built on land owned by Robert and Mary Ann Dykeman of Tunnel Road. According to Kevin D. Parsons of Shelburne Falls, an attorney and spokesman for the project, the solar array would be located within a 100-acre parcel. “The system will be located about 1,700 feet from the street and bordered by at least 130 feet of woodland separating the array from the views of neighbors and roadways,” he said.
Seaboard Solar principal David Thomas, civil engineer Mike Loin of Bertin Engineering Associations, and Parsons will make a presentation to residents, take questions and listen to their concerns.
A second meeting will be held June 5, also at 6:30 p.m. in the Rowe Camp and Conference Center.