“Twenty acres of solar panels are being proposed for a vacant plot of land along a well-traveled road in the town of New Scotland.
Borrego Solar Systems, a California-based company with a local office in Latham, is seeking to install a large-scale, ground-mounted, solar array on an addressless parcel of land along Altamont Road.
The 27-acre site, owned by New Scotland resident Steven Burke, is located in between 215 Altamont Road and National Grid’s high-voltage transmission lines.
The traffic had already been taken into consideration by the planners of the five-megawatt community-solar project, with Borrego Solar proposing “very robust screening at the front of the site,” the town’s planning board was told at its July meeting.
But a different issue was raised a month later by the zoning board of appeals, the lead agency on the project.”
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Altamont Enterprise 14 September 2020.