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Trelina Solar Energy Center asks board to reject concerns made about their project in Waterloo

As Trelina Solar Energy Center continues to try to build their solar panel farm in the Packwood and Serven road area in Waterloo, they’ve most recently filed a letter asking that the latest concerns brought against them be rejected.

The decision on whether they build or not will be decided on by December. The application was submitted to the New York State Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment.

Latest concerns cover the loss of farmland due to the solar panels as well as the glare from them.

Trelina’s lawyer submitted a letter to the board saying the assertions should be rejected for being overly vague and inconsistent with Article 10 precedent.

Trelina plans to only build on about 10 acres of land, and say the claim that 325 acres of farmland could be impacted should be disregarded.

The solar company also plans to track the glares from the sun on the solar panels so they can adjust them to stop any reflection from going into homes or cars on the road.