Falmouth Planning Board Reviewing Solar Proposal

FALMOUTH – A proposal for a 7.3-megawatt solar project in Falmouth is under review by the Planning Board.

The ground-mounted solar arrays would be constructed off Blacksmith Shop Road on a nearly 70-acre gravel pit owned by Christopher Lynch, of Lawrence Lynch Corp.

The proposal calls for two solar arrays separated by a 250-foot wide Eversource utility easement.

“This particular project is not considered a change of use by the Cape Cod Commissioned based on what’s currently there,” said David Albrecht, the project developer from Borrego Solar Systems, based out of Lowell.

All review for the project will be from town boards and departments.

The current parcel is zoned agricultural, but Albrecht said there is basically no top soil left on the land.

The parcel falls within a solar overlay district created by town meeting voters in the fall.

The Planning Board, which has concerns about noise and visual impacts, will continue a review of the project May 28.

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