A huge development in the proposed solar farm in Windsor Vermont, in fact, the final development, as Green Mountain Power has pulled the plug and officially ended the project.
This coming after Wednesday’s update that the town’s Selectboard had unanimously voted to oppose the project during Tuesday night’s board meeting. Green Mountain Power and state officials, who were facilitating the 19,000 panel solar array project, have acknowledged that the project is indeed not happening.
Green Mountain Power had put the project on hold back in September in the face of town residents widely opposing the solar farm, who claimed the array would endanger wildlife and that Windsor wouldn’t even benefit very much from it.
The site was slated to be set on a large plot of land behind the Southeast State Correctional Facility and would contribute a considerable amount towards Vermont’s renewable energy goals.
Opposition group Protect Your Land issued a statement to area residents on their Facebook saying, “Thank you for the doing the right thing for Windsor, for wildlife habitat, and for one of Windsor’s hidden gems.”