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Friday 28 May 2021
28 May 2021 Posted by Sara Comments: 0 Views: 
WARWICK, R.I. (WPRI) — Several residents who live alongside a Warwick solar farm said the project they were promised in 2016 was the not the project that was built.
Neighbors of Southern Sky Renewable Energy’s solar farm in Warwick, R.I., read documentation, attended city council meetings and argued for what they wanted for the master plan of the proposed Solar Farm along West Shore Rd. Somewhere between the proposed plan and the final project, those plans changed.

Somewhere in between, the language specifying that Southern Sky Renewable Energy’s solar farm and the neighbors homes would be separated by “substantial screening” — what Laprocina and Hodge said was an agreed upon eight-foot wall of evergreens to help reduce wind and noise — was removed.

Instead of the eight-foot wall of evergreens, after the project was approved, Southern Sky planted one-to-two foot tall rhododendrons.

To read the article, click on the following link: Broken Promises