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The outlook for Grand Island's effort to become a destination for solar generating parks is looking positively sunny. Four projects that stand to take advantage of the island's abundance of open land and access to the Thruway and could bring electricity to hundreds of residents are under consideration. Officials said the projects are a result of a solar energy law th…

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The Town of Clarence has joined other communities in adopting a solar code that restricts commercial and residential ground-mounted solar systems. The code was adopted after an eight-month moratorium. The law only applies to ground-mounted solar systems, said Jonathan Bleuer, assistant director of community development. He said there are no projects in the wings, but…

After nearly a year of debate, the Town of Grand Island has  adopted a solar power law designed to open up undeveloped property for  solar farms and set rules on smaller roof mounted and ground mounted systems. The law sets minimum acreage and set-back restrictions for solar farms that provide power to the public electric grid and sets less stringent regulations for sol…