SHARON - Local officials are moving forward with negotiations for several solar sites throughout Sharon, in the hopes of putting an agreement up for Town Meeting approval this fall.
The Select Board voted to pursue the matter at its Sept. 10 meeting, after hearing a report on the Energy Advisory Committee’s efforts.
Committee Chairman George Aronson said the town had received 11 proposals for a set of solar projects in town, including panels at the landfill and East Elementary School. The committee recommended the town award the rights to Distributed Solar Development.
Timothy Magner, of Distributed Solar Development, said the firm was excited to be working with Sharon, and hoped to move forward quickly without sacrificing attention to detail. The East Elementary project, he said, would consist of solar canopies above the school’s parking spaces.
“We did a site walk of the property last week,” he said. “We engaged with the principal there.” (read more)
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