The Cortland County Legislature last week rejected a proposal that would’ve built an 11-acre solar array at the county landfill, however officials in Solon are still working on getting their own project approved that would construct a power grid nearly 60 times that size.
A proposed 600-acre solar array would be mostly located in Solon, but also reach parts of Homer and Cortlandville. A plot that size is expected to provide enough clean energy to effectively reach more than 20,000 people.
Solon board members have been working with the county and EDF Energy to get the project approved by the state.
However, at their meeting last week, town leaders said they were concerned about being properly represented in the process.
They’re also worried that much of the approval power has been taken out of local hands and into those of the state.
To continue this discussion, the town has planned another special meeting for this Thursday night (October 3) at 7.