SolarCity seeks approval for 2.8-MW solar project in Connecticut

SolarCity Corp. on June 15 filed with the Connecticut Siting Council a petition for a declaratory ruling that no Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need is required for the construction, maintenance and operation of a 2.8-MW solar photovoltaic facility located at the Becton, Dickinson & Co. site at 7 Grace Way, North Canaan, Connecticut.

Portions of the site are developed with the Becton, Dickinson & Co. (“BD and Company”) medical supply manufacturing, warehousing and distribution plant, as well as a private service rail line. The remainder of the site is a mix of undeveloped woods, fields and wetlands associated with Robins Swamp.

The 2.8-MW project will provide ±7% of the electric power needs of the BD and Company operations and includes three separate solar arrays. Two arrays will be ground-mounted while the third will be constructed on the rooftop of the existing BD and Company warehouse/distribution building. The larger of the two ground-mounted arrays will be developed on the southwest portion of the site, while a smaller ground-mounted component will occupy the southeast corner of the site.

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