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.
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