Shirley Solar-Farm Project Heading to Vote

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Sentinel & Enterprise

By M.E. Jones, Correspondent

UPDATED: 10/15/2015 06:42:45 AM EDT

SHIRLEY — The Planning Board on Wednesday night held part two of a public hearing that drew much interest and a few sparks when it opened on Sept. 30.

At issue was whether to grant a special permit sought by Solar City to build and operate a solar array on two parcels of land off Patterson Road.

There was some contention last time around, including worries about the lithium batteries to be installed on site as backup — the same batteries used in Tesla electric cars — and whether there were adequate safety procedures in place, with training for emergency responders.

Source: Shirley solar-farm project heading to vote – Sentinel & Enterprise

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