Alford planners set to take lead for bylaw to regulate solar farms

ALFORD —With solar farms seemingly sprouting up everywhere you look, this small town is taking the lead in trying to regulate where they’re located.
The Planning Board is considering a revision to the solar energy systems bylaw, if enacted, would regulate the placement of both ground-mounted and roof-mounted solar energy systems.
Ground-mounted solar energy systems like those in Great Barrington, are called solar farms in which dozens of acreage is devoted to large solar panels. Roof-mounted panels are those that members of the public can purchase for their homes or buildings.

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