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Tempers flare at special meeting called to pass solar farm resolution, then board tables it

by Nov 14, 2019
During a special meeting marred by confusion and much contention, the town board decided to table a resolution that would end environmental review of a new 22.9-megawatt solar farm in Calverton.

Council members call special board meeting to act on solar power application

by Nov 12, 2019
Three town board members have called a special meeting to adopt a resolution finding that no environmental impact statement is required for the proposed LI Solar Generation facility on Edwards Avenue in Calverton.

Energy company puts $50 million offer on the table for ‘solar runway’ at EPCAL

by Jun 26, 2019
The offer would be more than double the per-acre price of the town's current agreement and would leave the town with about 100 more acres to develop.

Planning board, town board both want authority over new solar farm application

by Jun 7, 2019
Citing concerns that there's "too much, too fast" in solar facility development in Calverton, Riverhead Planning Board members want to hit the brakes.

New solar facility proposed for 198 acres in Calverton

by May 9, 2019
The new solar farm would be the fifth commercial solar generating facility in the hamlet of Calverton.

Riverhead Planning Board cries foul, requires new environmental review for already-approved sPower solar facility

by Oct 4, 2018
“In my opinion, this is a lack of information-sharing by sPower and possible willful misrepresentation with intent to deceive,” Planning Board Chairman Stan Carey said, citing sPower's representations that an underground tie-line would be used only for the 20MW solar facility approved by the town earlier this year. Now the company wants to use the same tie-line for a new 36 MW facility being reviewed by the state.

Solar power developer to host open house today about the 36 MW facility it plans for 275 acres of ag lands...

by Mar 14, 2018
The public informational meetings will take place today in two sessions, from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Residence Inn located at 2012 Old Country Road, when company representatives will explain the project’s details, answer questions and receive public comment.

State DOT plans solar array installation at Long Island Expressway exit 73 off-ramp

by Jan 12, 2018
The exit 73 site is one of 13 locations in Suffolk identified by the New York State Department of Transportation as sites for solar facilities. The project is part of a statewide “solar highways” initiative.

All juiced up and nowhere to go: Solar farms may connect to power grid by way of new PSEG substation at...

by Jul 9, 2015
PSEG, in need of capacity for connecting the large solar farms being developed in Calverton to its power grid, is talking with Riverhead officials about building a crucial substation in the EPCAL "Energy Park."