U.S. Lightwants to transform what was the Tee Bird South Course in Saratoga County, into a 10-megawatt solar farm. It could also include single-family homes, a , a community garden, and a data center.
According to a report, the Lathamcompany is asking the town for of a planned unit to extend the use of the 203.5-acre on within Moreau. The course was closed in 2011, and the current only permits agricultural and residential uses.
U.S. Lighthas approximately eight community solar initiatives currently in operation that generate around 35 megawatts of electricity sufficient to power 3,500 to 5,000 homes. Nearly a dozen projects are now being developed, and the company anticipates 60 megawatts of operating.
Townrestricts to areas designated for industrial use unless the applicant is granted a planned unit by the town.
A few years back, Moreau officials considered amending laws to allowprojects on farmland but ultimately abandoned the idea after residents disagreed on the issue.
The town board has requested theto look over U.S. Light Energy’s application and then make a recommendation.
This story originally appeared on Albany Business Review.