This Monday, the Wareham Planning Board will hold a public hearing regarding three proposed solar projects planned by Borrego Solar Systems Inc. on land owned by the A.. Makepeace Company.
The sites are remote and will be screened, and were selected for their limited impact on wildlife and human neighbors. Together, the three installations are expected to generate some three-quarters of a million dollars annually in "Payments in Lieu of Taxes" to the town of Wareham, lease payments to the A.D. Makepeace Company, and enough renewable energy to power 45,000 homes.
Borrego is currently in the System Impact Study phase of review with Eversource which is expected to be complete next May. Utility upgrade construction, and construction of the facilities themselves, would then begin, with completion by the end of 2022.
Two sites are located off Tihonet Road to the north of the village area, north and south of the power lines, and a smaller installation is planned for property we own off Charge Pond Road opposite the YMCA.
If you have questions about the project, feel free to email Linda
and we will get you a fact sheet with additional details.