The project, to be built on a former sheep farm owned by Jeanette Daum in Middlesex, will produce enough electricity for about 650 average sized homes.
“We are proud to bring community solar to the Finger Lakes,” said Jeffrey Mayer, CEO of Solar Farms NY. “The Middlesex Solar Farm will provide decades of clean, renewable energy to one of the country’s most pristine regions,” he added.
As a trial program, Daum’s sheep will graze under and around the solar panels, hopefully eliminating the need for mowing and reducing maintenance costs while also contributing to the continued agricultural use and productivity of marginal land.
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