Solar Array Development Should Be Part Of Energy Puzzle

As local opponents of fracked gas and oil — and of the continued use of fossil fuels in general — applaud the demise of the Northeast Energy Direct pipeline project and fret about the prospect of the state allowing energy firms to charge ratepayers up-front for their construction costs, we again note the advisability of diversifying the type of energy generation in the region

Maine City Reaches Deal To Establish New England’s Largest Solar Farm

If all goes well, Ranger Solar will begin construction in 2018 on a 50-megawatt, utility-grade solar array designed to sell energy to the power grid.

The City Council on Tuesday voted unanimously to authorize City Manager Steve Buck to execute a land lease for 226 acres at Sanford Regional Airport to Ranger Solar LLC, which will do business locally as Sanford Solar LLC

Energy Companies Eye Enfield Land For Major Solar Installations

Two solar-energy companies are eyeing land here for major solar farms to produce clean energy for the state’s power grid.

Mayor Scott Kaupin said Tuesday, the town has been contacted by Southern Sky Renewable Energy of Boston and Ranger Solar, which is based in New York City with a major office in Maine.

Ranger Solar Projects Are Right For VT

The sun provides a predictable energy supply without the price volatility, or emissions, of fossil fuels. The New England region has sufficient solar energy available to power more than 4 million homes. Technological innovations have helped reduce the cost of solar energy by about 76 percent since 2006. And Vermonters believe in both clean energy and nurturing a stronger, more diverse economy. What’s more, Vermont needs more power, at an affordable price, for homes and businesses

Ludlow Selectboard Votes Unanimously To Support 20- Megawatt Solar Project

The Town of Ludlow Selectboard voted on Monday night to support a 20-megawatt solar project proposed by Ranger Solar. The vote was unanimous.

The Project, named Coolidge Solar I, will be located on approximately 88.5 acres of an undeveloped parcel of land located off of Barker Road in Ludlow. The site is adjacent to the existing Vermont Electric Power Company Coolidge electrical substation. The project will not require the construction of any new transmission lines or upgrades.

Sheldon Selectboard Votes to Support 20-Megawatt Solar Project

The Town of Sheldon Selectboard has sent a letter to the Vermont Public Service Board expressing their unanimous support for a 20- megawatt solar project proposed by Ranger Solar.

In the letter, Sheldon Selectboard Chair Gregory Stebbins said, “The Town of Sheldon Selectboard has been meeting with the Ranger Solar team to better understand the proposed Sheldon Solar, LLC project located in Sheldon Springs. Ranger Solar’s team is competent, experienced and professional. The Town of Sheldon officially supports the development of the proposed Project, so long as it is designed, constructed and operated in a manner which meets the requirements of the state.”