“Troy-based Eden Renewables has proposed building a solar farm that would more closely resemble the company’s namesake than most energy generating projects.
The renewable energy firm wants to purchase 58 acres of the former Pine Brook Golf Course at 280 S. Main St. and build a 32-acre 7.5 MWP solar farm capable of supplying energy to an estimated 1,250 homes.
The firm not only wants the site to contain bee hives, wildflowers, and a community garden, but also have its lawn maintained by grazing sheep.
Gillian Black, the project manager for Eden Renewables, said his company has not only created similar sites capable of generating up to 300 MWP of electricity in the United Kingdom, but currently has 17 projects in various stages of development in the greater Capital Region. He said that building a new solar farm in Gloversville will cost somewhere between $8 million and $10 million.”
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Subik, Jason. Schenectady Gazette 7 July 2019.