GREENFIELD, N.Y. (AP) - Some residents of rural Saratoga County are fighting a proposed eight-acre, two megawatt solar power project planned by Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs.
The Greenfield Town Planning Board ruled last week that the sun farm wouldn't harm the environment. The board will make a recommendation to the Town Board, possibly next month.
Tom Mina, whose horse farm abuts the proposed solar farm, tells the Albany Times Union (http://bit.ly/1fAp2QG ) that the project would spoil his view and is unsuitable for a residential area. The project would have 6,950 solar panels.
Skidmore received a $2.3 million grant through the state's NY-Sun initiative.
About 200 people signed a petition opposing the project.