WBFO – Solar farm planned for former West Valley nuclear site

October 1, 2018 – Cattaraugus County is continuing its aggressive move into solar energy, with a solar farm planned for an unused section of the Nuclear Fuel Services complex in West Valley.

The plant is being built by BQ Energy from Wappingers Falls, a company that specializes in solar farms on landfills and brownfield sites. Once complete, the plant will contain enough solar panels to supply 10 megawatts of electricity – enough for 1,500 homes and small businesses.

The property is owned by NYSERDA, but this project would pay about $50,000 in annual property taxes. BQ Director Jim Falsetti says his firm has three other sites in Cattaraugus. Link to full article

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Nancy Raca, Facilitator
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