“The local family that farms an East Street parcel eyed by a renewable energy developer for a possible solar panel array will now have a seat at the table while the proposal is discussed.
The Connecticut Siting Council, which has approval authority over such proposals, last week granted Michael and Diane Karabin’s request for intervenor status as it takes up the application for Southington Solar One, as the project has been called.
The Karabins have farmed the 103-acre plot at 1012 East St., which is owned by the Catholic Cemeteries Association, for years. Verogy LLC, a Hartford-based solar developer has proposed developing a 4.7 megawatt solar farm across a portion of the site, while maintaining some agricultural use of the remaining land by allowing sheep grazing and a pollinator habitat on the undeveloped portions.”
read the entire article
Gagne, Michael. My Record Journal 16 September 2020.