Amaresco has gained approval from the Connecticut Siting Council for their proposed 60,000-panel solar farm on Candlewood Mountain. The company plans to donate 100 acres to a land conservancy. New Milford has 45 days to decide whether to file an appeal.
Earlier this year, the Town Council approved a Payment in Lieu of Taxes agreement for $2.7 million to be paid to the town over 20 years if Amaresco was approved to build a solar farm on Candlewood Mountain.
When he was a town councilman Pete Bass supported the PILOT agreement, but then opposed the project. Bass is worried about the project and how it will impact the environment.